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September 19 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “A Bright Spot At The Intersection Of Farming, EVs And Solar Energy” • Across the US, more than 30 million acres of farmland is devoted to growing corn for ethanol. NREL calculated that we could power the country’s entire electricity demand with 10 million acres of solar panels. Solar panels pay taxes. Corn doesn’t. We can go on. [Virginia Mercury]

Corn field (Taylor Siebert, Unsplash, cropped)

  • “A (Virtual) Deep Dive Into Marine Energy’s Capabilities” • Big energy is lying under the waves that crash on our shores and in the tides that come in and out each day like clockwork: so much power that, if we tapped all the marine energy we have access to, it would be equivalent to nearly 60% of the United States’ power generation in 2019. [NREL]
  • “Fossil Share In Rajasthan’s Power Mix Drops To 50% As Solar And Wind Surge” • The share of fossil fuels in Rajasthan’s power generation mix hit the record-low level of 50% from April to July of this year. This is the first time that the lowest level has been sustained for over a quarter of the year, according to a new report by Ember. [pv magazine India]
  • “Hundreds Of Flying Taxis To Be Built In Ohio, Governor Announces” • Joby Aviation Inc was selected to build an electric air taxi manufacturing site at Dayton International Airport, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and others announced. The electric air taxi is to carry a pilot and four passengers at speeds of up to 200 mph over a range of 100 miles. [ABC News]
  • “New Consortium To Make Batteries For Electric Vehicles More Sustainable” • A battery material called disordered rock salt could pave the way for replacing combustion vehicles with EVs faster. DRX cathodes could provide lithium-ion batteries with higher energy density than those made of nickel and cobalt, and it could make EV batteries more sustainable. [CleanTechnica]

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