- “First Utility-Scale Airborne Wind System Is Launched By Kitemill” • The launch of Norwegian company Kitemill’s latest airborne wind energy technology, the KM2 system, will bring AWE to utility-scale, Kitemill says. The KM2 system features a 16 meter wingspan and can do vertical take-off and landing. It could generate 100 kW on average. [Energy Monitor]
- “Municipalities Grant BioPower approval For 1-GW Solar Project In South Africa” • US-based renewable power company BioPower Operations has announced plans to build a 1GW solar power facility in the South African state of Mpumalanga. The company has established a joint venture, which would be around $2.5 billion investment. [PV Tech]
- “A New Outbreak Of Canadian Wildfires Is Sending A Plume Of Unhealthy Smoke Into The US Yet Again” • New wildfires in western Canada are sending of unhealthy smoke into the US again. The smoke is spreading unhealthy air into the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Upper Michigan, and down to Indiana. [CNN]
- “Novouralsk Nuclear Plant Blast: What We Know As Russians Rushed To Hospital” • More than 100 people were hospitalized and one killed after an explosion at a uranium enrichment plant in Russia’s Urals region, the largest of its kind in the world, local media reports say. Russia’s state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, owns the plant. [Newsweek]
- “Tesla Tells US Customers Tax Credit Likely To Decline In 2024” • Very few automakers have EVs on the US market that are eligible for the full $7,500 consumer tax credit. Tesla’s order log often goes six months, and things do change. The company wants to make sure people order now if they are expecting to get the full tax credit. [CleanTechnica]
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