- “EU Can Meet Its 2030 Solar Power Target With Agrivoltaics Alone” • Combining agriculture and photovoltaics as agrivoltaics on just 1% of agricultural area used in the EU could bring 944 GW of peak capacity online by 2030. This is according to data from the Overview of the Potential and Challenges for Agri-Photovoltaics in the European Union. [Balkan Green Energy News]
- “Former Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant Has One Building Left To Demolish” • Work continues on dismantling the former Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, but only the reactor building is still standing, Scott State, CEO of NorthStar Services, said tearing this building down is one of the job’s more complex operations. [Vermont Public]
- “Winthrop Center In Boston Named World’s Largest Passive House” • Millennium Partners, working with MIT, produced the world’s largest building ever to meet the Passive House Network standard. The 53-story Winthrop Center also meets the LEED Platinum standard set by the US Green Building Council and has been WELL Gold certified. [CleanTechnica]
- “Colorado Clean Energy Employment Rises To 64,000, More Than Double Fossil Fuel Jobs” • Colorado’s fast-growing clean energy sector today employs more than twice as many workers statewide as the fossil fuel industry, according to the Clean Jobs Colorado report. The report is released annually by clean energy business group E2. [Colorado Newsline]
- “The Toll Of Heat Deaths In The Phoenix Area Soars After The Hottest Summer On Record” • After the Phoenix area’s hottest summer on record. the toll of heat-associated deaths in Maricopa County has reached over 360. The number is still being tallied, and it alarms public health officials who say the final count will surely set a new record. [ABC News]
- “Multistate Wind-Power Line Project Green-Lit By Missouri Regulators” • A major energy project got approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission, advancing a years-long effort to build a wind energy line across the Midwest. The Grain Belt Express would stretch nearly 800 miles from Kansas to Illinois. It will cost more than $7 billion. [KY3]
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