- “Global Renewables Capacity Is To Double In The Next Five Years” • Global renewable energy capacity is predicted to double in the next five years, driven by energy supply concerns due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the International Energy Agency said. Growth in renewables is also being driven by new policies in the US, China, and India. [Energy Live News]
- “The Clean Energy Company Turning City Blocks Greener” • BlocPower, a Brooklyn-based clean energy company, is bringing all-electric heating and cooling systems to older buildings in lower income areas to reduce carbon footprints and energy bills. BlocPower saves building owners between 20% and 40% annually and increases property values. [CNN]
- “Ford And SK Innovation Break Ground On EV Battery Factory In Kentucky, Create 5,000 New Jobs” • Ford and SK Innovation broke ground today in Glendale, Kentucky, on a battery factory that will create 5,000 new jobs. The battery factory will sit on about 1,500 acres and be able to produce more than 80 GWh of batteries per year. [CleanTechnica]
- “Rivian Makes Huge Investment Into Renewables To Power Operations” • Rivian signed a power purchase agreement with Apex Clean Energy to supply their manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, with wind power. Rivian will invest an unstated amount in 50 MW of wind energy that will supply the company’s operations at the factory. [Teslarati]
- “As Land Washes Away, Native Tribes Start To Receive Funding To Relocate Inland” • The climate crisis is altering ecosystems, coastlines, and ways of life in the Northwest. Native villages in Alaska are particularly at risk. Their situation is untenable, and the US government is stepping in with federal funding so select tribes can relocate inland. [CleanTechnica]
- “Russia Says Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant Is On Its ‘Territory.’ It Won’t Withdraw” • Russia says that it will never cede control of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, insisting that the occupied plant sits on “Russian territory.” Nuclear experts have safety concerns and Ukraine accused Russia of using the facility to store weapons and ammunition. [MSN]
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