- “Wind And Solar Power Are ‘Bailing Out’ Texas Amid Record Heat And Energy Demand” • Texans are cranking on the air conditioning this week amid an unusually early heat wave, setting new records for electricity demand in the state. But the grid is holding up well, largely because solar and windpower are covering 40% of the demand. [CNN]
- “BP Takes Stake In Oz Mega-P2X Project” • BP agreed to take an equity stake and be the operator of a huge green hydrogen hub in Western Australia. BP has acquired a 40.5% stake in the Asian Renewable Energy Hub, which will comprise 26 GW of renewable energy capacity (14.5 GW wind and 11.5 GW solar) plus 12.5 GW of electrolyser capacity. [reNews]
- “EU Parliament’s Lead Committees Vote Against Gas And Nuclear In The Green Taxonomy” • Two lead committees of the European Parliament have voted to throw out the European Commission’s sustainable investment taxonomy, which had inexplicably labeled gas as green. They voted by 76 to 62 against greenwashing gas and nuclear. [CleanTechnica]
- “Nikola Gets $185,000 Incentive Boost, Way Ahead Of Tesla” • Just weeks after announcing that early customers had begun taking delivery of Nikola’s Tre battery-electric semi trucks, the brand has announced that its trucks have officially qualified for massive incentives in the State of New York. The incentives can be worth up to $185,000 per truck. [CleanTechnica]
- “DOE To Support Clean Energy Transition In 12 Remote And Island Communities” • The DOE announced it will work with 12 remote and island communities to help strengthen their energy infrastructure, reduce the risk of outages, and improve their economic outlook. Among the 12 are communities in Maine and Massachusetts. [Department of Energy]
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