- “Lula Da Silva Will Return To Brazil’s Presidency In Stunning Comeback” • Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva was elected the next president of Brazil, in a stunning comeback following a tight run-off race. His victory heralds a political about-face for Latin America’s largest country, and environmentalists hope that it will make Brazil a climate leader. [CNN]
- “USA’s First Vehicle-To-Grid Export Rate For Commercial Electric Vehicles” • A settlement agreement between PG&E and the Vehicle-Grid Integration Council, Electrify America LLC, and the California PUC is to establish the nation’s first “vehicle-to-grid” export compensation mechanism for its commercial EV charging customers. [CleanTechnica]
- “Singapore To Use Low-Carbon Hydrogen To Reach 2050 Net Zero Target” • Singapore announced that it intends to achieve a carbon-neutral status by 2050, and that it will use low-carbon hydrogen as a major component of its decarbonization. The country is especially vulnerable to the impact of a warming planet. [Hydrogen Fuel News]
- “Renewable Energy Contributes Record 68.7% Of Power To Australia’s Main Grid For Brief Period” • Renewable energy hit a new record on Friday, briefly contributing over two-thirds of the power in Australia’s main grid. The Australian Energy Market Operator said the record was set at 12:30 pm, with 18,882 MW, from renewable sources. [The Guardian]
- “Green Grid To Connect Asia” • Sun Cable, funded by Mike Cannon-Brookes and Twiggy Forrest, is building partnerships to develop the giant Australia-Asia PowerLink (AAPowerLink). AAPL consists of up to 20 GW of solar and 42 GWh of energy storage on a 12,000-hectare site in the Northern Territory. This is the Asian Green Grid Network. [CleanTechnica]
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