- “Connecticut’s Largest Solar Power Plant Completed” • The renewable energy portfolio of Gibraltar Industries, Terrasmart, announced completion of Connecticut’s largest solar plant in Canterbury. The solar array has 150,000 modules for a capacity of 66.5-MW (AC). The project would normally have taken 130 weeks, but it was finished in just 33. [CleanTechnica]
- “Russia is firing artillery from a captured nuclear power plant, leaving Ukraine reluctant to shoot back” • Russian troops are firing artillery at Ukrainian targets from a nuclear power plant, The New York Times reported. Russia selected the Zaporizhzhia site because it made it difficult for Ukrainian troops to retaliate, Ukrainian officials said. [Yahoo]
- “Record EV Sales Month Globally! 12% Share For BEVs!” • The EV disruption many of us have dreamed of is finally happening, and the proof is that despite all the stuff happening right now – pandemic(s), war, inflation, material shortages, etc, etc – global plugin vehicle registrations were up 54% in June 2022 compared to June 2021. [CleanTechnica]
- “Manchin, Democratic Leadership Strike Deal To Advance Controversial Natural Gas Pipeline In Appalachia” • West Virginia Sen Joe Manchin and Democratic leadership agreed to advance a stalled natural gas pipeline in Manchin’s home region as part of a deal to reform federal environmental permitting, according to a summary Manchin’s office shared with CNN. [CNN]
- “Small-Scale Solar Is Changing New England’s Hourly Utility Electricity Demand” • Despite New England’s less favorable solar resources, the area’s solar capacity has increased by 3.8 GW since 2016. Small-scale solar generation increases faster than demand in the morning and rapidly decreases in the evening, resulting in rising electricity demand at that time. [CleanTechnica]
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