- “DOE Just Can’t Quit Concentrating Solar Power (And That’s A Good Thing)” • Fans of concentrating solar power have a dream of a 100-MW facility that can deliver electricity 24/7, just like a nuclear power plant but without the risk and the fancy price tag. Now the US DOE has a new ceramic-based technology that could deliver the goods. [CleanTechnica]
- “No More Fossil-Powered Taxis In Hamburg Soon” • Zero-emissions vehicle zones are already making a big difference in some cities, but that isn’t the only way to electrify. As the German city of Hamburg is showing, one way to take a step forward is to electrify your taxi fleets. Hamburg will ban fossil-powered taxi operations, starting in 2025. [CleanTechnica]
- “Tesla Model Y Expected To Save Police Department $83,810” • Police departments have been investing in EVs, though some critics point to their higher purchas prices and question the move. But police forces stand to save a lot of money in fuel costs and maintenance by using EVs. This was recently pointed out by a department in Wisconsin. [CleanTechnica]
- “China Powers Ahead With Renewables, Carbon Reduction” • China’s renewable energy power generation reached 2.7 trillion kWh in 2022, accounting for 31.6% of the country’s total electricity consumption, an increase of 1.7 percentage points compared with 2021, the latest data from the National Energy Administration shows. [Xinhua]
- “NSW Labor Pledges $1 Billion For New State-Owned Energy Body If Elected In March” • The New South Wales opposition has promised to allocate $1 billion to a new state-run energy body if it is elected on March 25. Labor said the new Energy Security Corporation would drive investment into renewables to ensure services using energy storage. [ABC]
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