- “Ilmatar Starts Up Finnish Wind Farm” • All of the 36 wind turbines at Ilmatar’s 221-MW wind farm in South Ostrobothnia, Finland, have been brought into operation. The site forms part of the developer’s first hybrid renewable energy park, which eventually will also include a 150-MW solar farm and a 25-MW battery. [reNews]
- “Wind Overtakes Coal For Electricity Generation In Europe” • Europe’s power producers generated more electricity from wind than from coal for the first time in the last quarter of 2023. Europe’s utilities generated a record 193 TWh of electricity from wind sites in the quarter compared to 184 TWh from coal-fired power plants, data from Ember shows. [Reuters]
- “Leading Heat Pump Manufacturers Successfully Develop Next-Generation Prototypes” • The US DOE announced that four more heat pump makers successfully produced heat pump prototypes as part of the Residential Cold Climate Heat Pump Technology Challenge, a DOE initiative supporting transition tocold-climate heat pumps. [CleanTechnica]
- “Duke Energy To Build Solar Farm In Upstate” •A new solar farm is coming to South Carolina as part of an investment of $61 million by Duke Energy. The Laurens County Council approved the final reading of a Fee in Lieu Tax Agreement by the county and Duke Energy unanimously. The Beaverdam Solar Center, will have a capacity of 41 MW. [FOX Carolina]
- “EIA Says 40% Of US Electricity Is Now Emission-Free For The First Time” • The pace of the green energy transition has sped up greatly in recent years. Figures released at the end of 2023 show roughly 40% of US electricity production is now emission-free. Emission-free electricity is that generated renewably or by nuclear reactions. [Singularity Hub]
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