- “US Congress Considers First Purchase Incentive For Commercial EVs” • The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the product of the agreement of Senators Manchin and Schumer, would establish a federal tax credit for businesses to purchase electric and plug-in hybrid trucks, buses, vans, shuttles, and other heavy-duty vehicles. [CleanTechnica]
- “EDF Cuts Output At Nuclear Power Plants As French Rivers Get Too Warm” • The state-owned French energy supplier EDF is temporarily reducing output at its nuclear power stations on the Rhône and Garonne rivers as heatwaves have increased river temperatures, reducing its ability to use river water to cool the nuclear power plants. [The Guardian]
- “Georgia Nuclear Plant Gets OK To Load Fuel At New Reactor” • Federal regulators have given a nuclear power plant under construction in Georgia approval to begin loading radioactive fuel into one of its two new reactors. With this key step toward generating electricity, it will soon be the first new nuclear reactor built in decades in the US. [Now Habersham]
- “UN Chief Guterres Slams Oil And Gas Firms’ ‘Grotesque Greed'” • UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for oil and gas companies to face special taxes. His comments come as surging energy prices sparked by the war in Ukraine push industry profits to new highs. Mr Guterres said it was “immoral” for firms to be profiting from the crisis. [BBC]
- “Solar Tariffs Under Threat All Over The US” • Net metering helps solar customers by crediting them for the extra electricity their panels produce, and it’s a key reasons why solar has been able to grow so rapidly in the last few years. But now, utilities are starting to put up a fight against net metering, claiming that it’s unfair to non-solar customers. [CleanTechnica]
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