- “1 GW In 1 Quarter: India’s Wind Energy Capacity Addition Sees Unprecedented Jump” • India’s installations of wind energy capacity have seen an unprecedented jump in the first quarter of the current fiscal as projects totalling 1.13 GW were installed in the country. This is more than the installations achieved annually for the last six years. [PSU Watch]
- “CATL Announces New Battery With Improved Cold Weather Performance” • CATL is the world’s largest manufacturer of batteries. The company announced this week that it has developed new materials for lithium-ion batteries that will dramatically improve charging efficiency for electric cars, especially in extreme cold. [CleanTechnica]
- “Global Heat In ‘Uncharted Territory’ As Scientists Warn 2023 Could Be The Hottest Year On Record” • The world is blasting through climate records as scientists sound the alarm: The likelihood is growing that 2023 could be the hottest year on record, and the climate crisis could be altering our weather in ways they don’t yet understand. [CNN]
- “Reduced Eskom Load-Shedding Is Here To Stay, Electricity Minister Assures” • Speaking to reporters, the South African electricity minister, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, said improvements in the amount of load shedding are due to increased energy availability factor and the fact that Eskom has needed to burn less coal. [MyBroadband]
- “Egypt Sets Sights On Renewables With $5 Billion Wind Farm Deal With Scatec” • In Egypt, the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy signed a $5 billion deal with Norwegian utility Scatec to develop a 5-GW wind farm in southern Egypt. The project is expected to create 8,000 jobs, hiring many people who are among Egypt’s poorest. [Scoop Empire]
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