- “Tesla Model Y And Model X Are First Electric Vehicles To Reach Mt Everest Base Camp” • Five years back, no one would have imagined an EV reaching anywhere near Mount Everest. But the ever-expanding network of Tesla Superchargers made it possible. A Tesla Model X and a Tesla Model Y have reached the Mt Everest Base Camp. [CleanTechnica]
- “Kenya Aims To Generate 100 GW Of Renewable Power By 2040” • Kenya set a bold and ambitious target to have 100 GW of installed capacity of power produced from renewable sources by 2040, the Ministry of Energy said in its blueprint of the sector. Kenya will leverage its geographic advantage and clean energy abundance to achieve the goal. [Xinhua]
- “Mercedes-Benz Electric Trucks Now Shipping, More Coming” • Mercedes-Benz announced that it has begun production of its own large electric truck, the eEconic. The eEconic is not a long-haul semi truck, however. It’s an inner-city truck targeted at municipal uses. This model supplements and follows the Mercedes-Benz eActros. [CleanTechnica]
- “New Mexico Governor Declares State Of Emergency As One City’s Drinking Water Supply Is Threatened By Ash And Debris From A Wildfire” • Las Vegas, New Mexico, has a two-month supply of water, but flooding threatens to contaminate the supply with fire debris and ash. The river supplies 90% of the water for the city’s 13,200 people. [CNN]
- “Midwest Power Grid Capacity Opens Up, Boosting Renewable Projects” • After the Midcontinent Independent System Operator approved a $10 billion investment for 18 long-term transmission projects for its Midwest Subregion, three utilities announced plans to expand renewable energy output by building lines from elsewhere to central Minnesota. [KNSI]
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