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December 29 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “2023: A Year In UK Energy Industry Successes” • This year has been full of twists and u-turns, but the UK energy industry has persevered towards a net-zero trajectory. To celebrate the energy industry’s collective efforts, Current± outlines some of the top decarbonisation successes of 2023 in the UK, with comments from key industry players. [Current News]

GE Haliade turbine (Dogger Bank image)

  • “In Memphis, Community Action Helps Solar Plus Storage Triumph Over New Thermal Generation” • A Tennessee Valley Authority plan to spend billions on gas-powered plants led to public outcry. Now Memphis Gas Light and Water has scrapped its proposed gas-fired plants and will invest in solar power and battery storage. [CleanTechnica]
  • “BLUETTI Launches BLUETTI Solar +, An All-in-One Solar Power Program For Texas Homeowners” • BLUETTI, an energy storage company, introduced BLUETTI Solar +, which caters specifically to Texan homeowners who want solar and battery-powered home systems. This initiative aims to be seamless, cost-effective, and hassle-free. [SolarQuarter]
  • “Scatec’s 540-MW PV, 1,140-MWh Battery Storage Project In South Africa Begins Supplying Electricity” • Scatec announced that the Kenhardt plants in the Northern Cape Province, are sending power to the South African grid. The plant is designed to deliver 150 MW of dispatchable power to the national grid year-round, from 5 am to 9:30 pm. [CleanTechnica]

Battery storage system (Courtesy of Scatec and BYD)

  • “Utilities And Environmentalists Call For Big Reforms To Renewable Energy Law” • During the coming legislative session, Vermont lawmakers plan to take up a bill to strengthen the renewable energy standard. It will likely require utilities to source even more of their power from renewable energy, and rely more heavily on local and regional sources. [VTDigger]
  • “40% Of US Electricity Is Now Emissions-Free ” • With monthly data known through October, we don’t have a complete picture of the changes for 2023 but some trends seem locked in for the year. Energy from wind and solar is roughly equal to that of coal, and total carbon-emissions-free sources will account for roughly 40% of US electricity production. [Ars Technica]

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