- “Half A Penny For ‘Near Firm’ Solar And Trillions In Renewable Opportunities” • NextEra, the largest renewable company in the US, sees 3.5 TW renewable capacity installations through 2050 worth $2 trillion. And that figure could double under the right conditions. It says the energy storage adder for solar power is now about 0.4¢ to 0.6¢ per kWh. [PV Magazine USA]
- “Coalition Calls For EU Hydrogen Quota For Shipping” • Last year the European Commission proposed a shipping fuel law aimed at increasing the uptake of alternative marine fuels. Now, a broad coalition of energy providers, shipping companies, and NGOs is calling for improvements to the proposal by including a quota for e-fuels. [CleanTechnica]
- “Australian Companies In The Mix For $5 Billion Southland Hydrogen Plant” • Australian companies Woodside Energy and Fortescue Future Industries are counterparties in final stage negotiations to become lead developer of the prospective world’s largest green hydrogen plant in New Zealand’s Southland region, at the southern end of South Island. [Stuff.co.nz]
- “Germany To Fire Up Coal Stations As Russia Squeezes Gas Supply” • Germany must reduce natural gas consumption and increase the burning of coal in order to help fill gas storage facilities for next winter, German Economy Minister Robert Habeck announced as the country moves away from reduced Russian gas supplies. [CNN]
- “‘It’s Our New Cash Crop’: A Land Rush For Renewable Energy Is Transforming The Eastern Plains” • Colorado’s Eastern Plains – from Yuma County cornfields to Prowers County feedlots and the wheat and sorghum fields in Kiowa County – are set for their biggest transformation in over a century as clean energy is added to the crops they produce. [The Colorado Sun]
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