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June 16 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “US Goes Bonkers Over Floating Solar Power Plants” • First it was a trickle, now it’s a flood. US energy planners are starting to catch up with the floating solar trend, in which solar panels rest on lakes, reservoirs, and other bodies of water. The technology could provide solar developers with another pathway for solar energy in rural areas. [CleanTechnica]

Floating solar array in New Jersey ( image)

  • “US Still Pays Russia $1 Billion Per Year For Nuclear Energy” • Two years after the US pulled out of purchasing Russian fossil fuels amid start of the war in Ukraine, American companies are still buying roughly $1 billion worth of enriched uranium per year from Russia’s state-controlled nuclear agency, according to a New York Times report. [The Messenger]
  • “Tesla Drops 50 Places In Brand Reputation Survey – What Does That Mean?” • Tesla may still be retaining customers to a greater degree than other automakers (based on 2022 data), but it has taken a serious reputational hit. A recent survey of 100 top brands showed that Tesla’s brand reputation dropped from #11 in this ranking to #62. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Sri Lanka Aims To Reach 500,000 Electric Tuk-Tuks” • Tuk-tuks sure can be dirty vehicles, but some countries have a lot on the roads. Sri Lanka is one of those countries, and it is now looking to do something about this problem. Within the next five years, Sri Lanka plans to convert half a million fossil-fueled tuk-tuks to electric tuk-tuks. [CleanTechnica]

Tuk-tuk in Thailand (Lauren Kay, Unsplash)


  • “Iphone Maker Foxconn To Switch To Cars As US-China Ties Sour” • iPhone maker Foxconn is betting big on electric cars and redrawing some of its supply chains as it navigates a new era of icy Washington-Beijing relations. Chairman Young Liu said even as Foxconn shifts some supply chains away from China, EVs will drive its growth in the coming decades. [BBC]
  • “Triple-Digit Heat Across Texas Is Forecast To Break Energy Records” • Summer is still a week away and the Lone Star State is already sweltering, as triple-digit heat could lead to more than 75 heat records being broken across the state of Texas this week. The blast of hot weather raises the potential for record energy usage, according to ERCOT. [CNN]

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