- “Intersect Power Orders 2.4 GW Of High-Performance Modules From First Solar” • First Solar, Inc, based in Arizona, announced that it signed an agreement to supply 2.4 GW of its high-performance, advanced thin film PV modules to Intersect Power, LLC. The modules are scheduled to be delivered from 2024 to 2026. [CleanTechnica]
- “Oil & Gas’s Pivot To Blue Hydrogen Is Falling Through” • The Oil & Gas industry’s plan to convince the world to switch from natural gas to hydrogen made from natural gas is being upended by an unexpected cause: economics. The argument against green hydrogen is that we can’t afford it. But that argument is falling flat as costs of renewable energy fall. [The Intercept]
- “The Wave Power Generator Experts Say ‘Proves Ocean Energy Can Work’ Is Already Powering Australian Homes” • For the first time in Australia’s history, a wave energy converter trial has successfully generated energy from the chaotic and wild ocean waves to power homes. The project on King Island proves wave power can work, experts say. [ABC]
- “Eugene Becomes First City In Oregon To Ban Natural Gas” • The Eugene City Council voted to mandate that all new homes be built 100% electric by June 1, 2023; push for new commercial and industrial construction to be all electric; and have the City Manager formalize a goal of electrifying all existing residential and commercial buildings by 2035. [CleanTechnica]
- “San Diego Electric School Buses Shuttling Electricity Into The Grid Now” • San Diego Gas & Electric, the Cajon Valley Union School District, and vehicle-to-grid technology company Nuvve have just kicked off a V2G trial with eight electric school buses. The plan is to help stabilize the grid and lower costs when there’s high demand for electricity. [CleanTechnica]
- “Advisory Panel Still Wary of Pilgrim Nuclear Wastewater” • As Holtec International is decommissioning the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel remains skeptical of how the wastewater from the facility will be handled. State legislators put forward a commission to study the question, reports say. [CapeCod.com]
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