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July 17 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Construction Of NJ’s First Offshore Wind Farm Moves A Step Closer” • With the backdrop of the recently completed state budget process and a sustained push by opponents to slow the process down, Ocean Wind 1, New Jersey’s first offshore wind project, took a major step forward with an approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. [NJBIZ]

Monopyle (Rich Hundley III, NJ Governor’s Office)

  • “UK Wind Trumps Gas And Nuclear Power” • According to the UK’s electricity system operator, wind power accounted for an estimated 54.9% of the total electricity generated in Britain on Saturday. This figure was followed by nuclear power at 16.8% and natural gas at 12.6%. Solar power contributed 7.2% of the UK’s electricity for the day. [Energy Live News]
  • “First Solar inks 5-GW (DC) Module Deal” • First Solar signed an agreement with Energix Renewables to supply it with 5 GW (DC) of thin-film solar modules. The modules, which will power Energix projects in Israel, Poland, and the US, will be delivered between 2026 and 2030. The Energix portfolio now has 7 GW of projects under development. [reNews]
  • “Iowa Reaches Milestone On Wind-Energy Production” • Iowa has been a wind-energy leader for decades. Now 64% of the state’s energy production comes from wind. That is a new record for the state, the US Energy Information Administration reported. Green-energy advocates call it a big step along the road to fossil-fuel independence. [Public News Service]
  • “How Texas Is Racing To Thwart The Heat” • Many cities in Texas are taking proactive measures to cool their streets down and protect their people from dangerous heat. Their measures range from installing green roofs and walls and painting streets with cool pavement coating to purchasing air conditioning units for vulnerable residents. [BBC]
  • “Can You Get A New Tesla Model 3 For $28,000 In NJ? Yes, You Can!” • If you live in New Jersey, you can get a new Model 3 for as low as $27,990 all-in (net cost after incentives and tax credits). That’s less than the cost of a Honda Accord, and almost as cheap as a Toyota Corolla, for an advanced fully electric sedan from Tesla! [CleanTechnica]

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