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August 23 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “86% Of New US Electric Utility Generation Capacity Coming From Non-Fossil Fuels In 2023” • Efforts to decarbonize the US power grid are evident in planned additions and retirement of utility-scale generating capacity. For 2023, new capacity will be primarily from solar (52%) and wind (13%), while batteries for stored energy will provide 17%. [CleanTechnica]

Graphic provided by the US Energy Information Administration

  • “New Research Shows Renewables Are More Profitable Than Nuclear Power” • Researchers from the European Environmental Bureau, the Stockholm School of Economics, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research questioned recent efforts to increase investments in nuclear power, especially in the EU and the US. [pv magazine India]
  • “Governor Hochul Signs Legislation To Protect Hudson River” • Earlier this year, a nuclear power plant announced a plan to dump over a million gallons of radioactive wastewater into the Hudson River. New York State lawmakers passed legislation to prohibit such a release of nuclear materials. Governor Hochul has now signed it into law. [Erie News Now]
  • “Dominion And Dulles Break Ground On Nation’s Largest Renewable Energy Project At An Airport” • Dominion Energy and Virginia officials broke ground at Dulles International Airport for a solar, battery, and EV project they said will be largest such project at an airport. It will have 100 MW of solar capacity and a 50 MW battery. [Virginia Mercury]

Dulles International Airport (Tripod, CC-BY-SA 3.0)

  • “Shell And BP Among Oil Firms Accused Of Greenwashing Over Renewable Energy” • Shell and BP are among twelve oil firms accused of greenwashing over the amount of renewable and low-carbon energy they produce. They generated just 0.02% and 0.17% of energy from renewable sources in 2022 respectively, the analysis claimed. [The Independent]
  • “Solar Up 20X, Fossil Fuel Use Down In California” • According to data from the California Energy Commission, the state made significant strides to meet goals to develop a resilient grid, attain 100% clean electricity, and meet its carbon neutrality objectives. In the last decade, solar generation grew from 2,609 GWh to an astounding 48,950 GWh. [CleanTechnica]

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