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February 14 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “China’s Renewable Installations Surpass Expectations, But Potential Utilization Risks Exist” • China is set to reach its 2030 wind and solar capacity target of 1.2 TW six years early, with installed capacity already reaching 1.1 TW by end-2023, Fitch Ratings says. The China Electricity Council forecasts 260 GW of new installations in 2024. [Mettis Global]

Wind turbines in Xinjiang (Chris Lim, CC-BY-SA 2.0)

  • “New Mexico Legislators Seek Cleaner Transportation Fuels, Would Follow West Coast’s Lead” • New Mexico’s Legislature has approved a bill aimed at reducing climate-warming pollution from cars and trucks through financial incentives to businesses. California, Oregon, and Washington are already enforcing carbon fuel standards. [ABC News]
  • “AGL And AEMO Search For Answers On Loy Yang Outage” • In Victoria, storms tore down at least six transmission towers on one of the main 500 kV transmission lines, triggering a massive frequency excursion that took 2,700 MW of generation capacity, including the Loy Yang A brown coal generator owned by AGL Energy. [RenewEconomy]
  • “Feds Finalize Areas For Floating Offshore Wind Farms Along Oregon Coast” • The federal government finalized two areas for floating offshore wind farms along the Oregon coast, authorities announced, bringing the state closer to commercially developing and producing a renewable energy source that’s part of the fight against climate change. [ABC News]
  • “Siemens Invests In US Transformer Factory” • Siemens Energy is investing $150 million in a power transformer factory in Charlotte, North Carolina, creating almost 600 local jobs. Today, only 20% of US large power transformer demand is met by domestic supply with lead times of up to five years, according to the company. [reNews]

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