- “Electric Bus Boom: Northern Ireland Buying 100 Electric Buses” • The UK’s Department for Infrastructure is providing £88 million in funding to Translink to buy 100 zero-emission electric buses as well as EV charging infrastructure to support them. The buses are to be used in Northern Ireland. They will be built by Wrightbus. [CleanTechnica]
- “Ford Is #2 Electric Vehicle Seller In USA” • Tesla has been dominating US electric vehicle sales for years, though other automakers are getting more serious. Ford has risen quickly from No Man’s Land to become the second best seller of EV in the country. In October 2022, sales of Ford’s EVs were 119.8% higher than in October 2021. [CleanTechnica]
- “Former NBA Champion Is Changing ‘How The World Builds’ To Fight The Climate Crisis” • In 2019, a hurricane devastated the Bahamas. Today, the country is building what it claims to be the world’s first carbon-negative housing community to reduce the likelihood of future climate disasters and to ease the shortage of homes caused by the storm. [CNN]
- “US Renewable Growth Puts Them On Par With Nuclear” • The Energy Information Agency released its annual figures for how the US generated electrical power during 2021. Wind, which only started outproducing hydro three years ago, has developed a commanding lead. And solar has gone from a rounding error to 4% of annual production. [Ars Technica]
- “Average US Construction Costs Drop For Solar, Rise For Wind And Natural Gas Generators” • Construction costs for solar PVs continued to fall in the US in 2020; the capacity-weighted average fell 8% compared with 2019, the latest data shows. By contrast, construction costs for both wind turbines and natural gas-fired generators increased. [CleanTechnica]
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