- “DOE Issues Draft Plan For Grid Interconnections” • The DOE released a draft road map for transforming grid interconnection processes, a major hurdle to the Biden administration’s goal of decarbonizing the power sector by 2035. About 2,000 GW of mostly renewable generation and energy storage are in queues waiting to connect in the US. [Smart Cities Dive]
- “Is Crisis At Siemens Energy Symptom Of A Wider Wind Power Problem?” • One of the biggest wind turbine makers has reignited concerns over the headwinds facing the industry. It lost billions in market value this week. The rising costs of financing and building windfarms made headwinds for those building offshore windfarms worldwide. [The Guardian]
- “Acapulco Residents Are Fending For Themselves In Absence Of Aid” • In a city without water, electricity or gasoline, desperate people have been allowed, even encouraged, to take essential goods from wrecked stores since Hurricane Otis hit Acapulco. The goods they can take include water, food, and other the things necessary to support them. [ABC News]
- “Gas Prices Drop As Some States Fall Below $3 A Gallon” • The average US gas price fell about 35¢ per gallon from a 2023 peak in mid-September, to $3.52, AAA data shows. That is a decline of over 9%. In Georgia and Mississippi, where gas prices are lowest, the average price per gallon dipped below $3. In Californias, the average price fell 57¢ to $5.30. [ABC News]
- “Texas Surpasses California With Most Installed Solar Power” • Texas now has the most solar power installed on its power grid in the country, knocking California out of its longtime reign. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the grid operator for 90% of Texas, had 18,364 MW of solar capacity installed on its grid as of September 30, ERCOT data shows. [Governing]
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