- “US To Deploy 550 GW Of New Renewables By 2030” • The American Clean Power Association projects that the US may deploy 550 GW of new renewable energy projects by 2030. Solar, wind, and energy storage capacity will help pave the way for the nation to cut economy-wide emissions by 40% below 2005 levels. The work will create 1 million jobs. [pv magazine USA]
- “These Glaciers Are On Track To Disappear Within The Next 30 Years, New Report Shows” • Recently, researchers at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization found that glaciers in one-third of the planet’s most beautiful parks and protected areas are set to disappear by 2050 – even if global warming is slowed. [CNN]
- “America’s Largest Transit Bus Charging Station And Microgrid Opens In Maryland” • Montgomery County, Maryland, now has the largest transit bus charging station and microgrid in the US. It has the largest fleet of electric school buses in the nation and is planning for all 70 of the buses in its county transit system to be electric by 2026. [CleanTechnica]
- “Neoen To Use Wind And Big Battery In ‘First Of Its Kind’ Baseload Renewables Contract With BHP” • French renewable energy developer Neoen says it has signed a “baseload” contract with mining giant BHP to supply power to its huge Olympic Dam copper mine in South Australia. The power will come from wind and battery storage. [Renew Economy]
- “Burlington Electric Department Announces Partnership With Arc Industries” • The Burlington Electric Department announced a partnership with ARC Industries to pioneer ARC’s new, leading-edge wind turbine – The Orb – at Burlington International Airport in pursuit of Burlington’s goal of becoming a Net-Zero Energy City by 2030. [City of Burlington, VT]
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