Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

July 1 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Without Solar Power, This Texas Heat Wave Would Burn Much Worse” • Solar electricity has been critical for keeping the lights on throughout Texas the past few days. It has been a workhorse during the afternoon hours, fulfilling more than 15% of the state’s power needs during some of the most critical times of need. [Texas Monthly]

Solar installation (Ken Oltmann, CoServ, US DOE, public domain)

  • “US DOI Takes Action To Strengthen Endangered Species Protections” • The Interior Department announced action to better facilitate species recovery by providing more flexibility for introduction of threatened species to suitable habitats outside their historical ranges. This announcement supports locally led conservation efforts. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Renewable Energy Sets New Record For Electricity Production In Texas” • The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages most of the power grid in Texas. It defines “renewable” energy capacity as that which is powered by the wind and the sun. Reports from June 28, 2023 show that renewable generation peaked at a record 31,498 MW. [KVUE]
  • “Michigan Budget Includes $150 Million Aimed At Reopening Palisades Nuclear Plant” • The newly-passed Michigan budget allocates $150 million toward reopening the Palisades nuclear plant, which is being decommissioned. Holtec officials are quoted as saying it would take hundreds of millions of dollars for facility renovations and to buy nuclear fuel. [Power Engineering]
  • “Northvolt Close To Choosing Site Near Montreal For $5.3 Billion ‘Green’ Battery Factory” • Northvolt, the Swedish battery maker founded in 2017, has considered building a factory in North America for some time. Now, according to a report by The National News, the company has selected a site about 25 km east of Montreal. [CleanTechnica]

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