- “NextEra Goes Full Bore To Extend Lead In Emerging $2 Trillion US Renewables Power Play” • NextEra Energy, a US renewables development pacesetter, plans to invest $85 billion to $95 billion in energy storage and generation projects through to 2025 in a bid to boost its share of an emerging $2 trillion clean power market. [Recharge News]
- “GM Unveils $30,000 Electric SUV That Will Be One Of The Cheapest EVs Available” • General Motors revealed a new electric SUV that it expects will be the cheapest compact electric SUV on the market when it goes into production in about a year. The Chevrolet Equinox EV will have a starting price around $30,000, making it among the cheapest EVs. [CNN]
- “Rain Falling In Southern California Threatening Areas Of Drought-Stricken State With Possibilities Of Flash Floods” • Parts of Southern California are under flash flood warnings as a tropical storm threatens to drop a year’s worth of rain in areas of the drought-stricken state. The warning is in effect for Riverside County and parts of San Diego County. [CNN]
- “Renewables Outpace Coal In Nation’s Electricity Generation” • Renewable energy is outpacing coal in supplying electricity to the US. Coal had modest growth last year, but it’s been overtaken by renewables, Energy Information Administration data shows. In the first half of the year, renewables generated 24% of the US electricity. [West Virginia Public Broadcasting]
- “Researchers Want To Mix Renewable Fuels Into Existing Gas Lines At UC Irvine” • Researchers exploring the possibility of using existing infrastructure to deliver cleaner alternatives for fossil fuels to people in a real-world setting submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission to do that on the campus of UC Irvine. [Los Angeles Times]
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