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May 7 Green Energy News

Headline News

  • “Amazon Is The Giant When It Comes To Corporate Buying Of Wind And Solar Power” • Big Tech companies are dominating the purchase of clean power. But Amazon is lapping all of the Big Tech companies many times over. In 2022, Amazon bought 10.9 GW of clean power, more than four times the amount number two buyer Facebook bought. [CNBC]

Solar farm owned by Amazon (Amazon image)

  • “Analysis Points To Massive Photovoltaic Deployment To Meet Decarbonization Target” • An “unprecedented ramp-up of production capacity” over the next two decades is needed to provide enough solar power to completely decarbonize the global electrical system, but that goal can be achieved, an analysis led by NREL researchers says. [CleanTechnica]
  • “West Mediterranean Heat Wave Due To Climate Change” • The extreme heat that engulfed Spain, Portugal and parts of North Africa last week would have been “almost impossible without climate change,” an international scientific study found. Temperatures went to record highs for April, with the mercury hitting 38.8°C (101.8°F) in southern Spain. [The Manila Times]
  • “Colorado’s Win For Clean Trucks” • In April, Colorado voted to adopt two historic standards to promote clean trucks in the state: the Advanced Clean Trucks rule and the Low-NOx ruler. Together, these protective standards will reduce emissions, provide millions of dollars in economic benefits in the state, and safeguard vulnerable communities. [CleanTechnica]
  • “After A Four-Year Campaign, New York Says Yes To Publicly Owned Renewables” • The new Build Public Renewables Act, passed as part of New York’s annual budget, directs the New York Power Authority to plan, construct, and operate renewable energy projects in service of the state’s renewable energy goals. []

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