Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

April 3 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Portuguese Utility Says Renewables Covered 91% Of Demand In March” • Renewable energy covered 91% of Portugal’s demand for electricity in March, according to data from the grid operator. Hydropower provided 47%, followed by wind at 31%, solar at 6%, and biomass at 5%. Natural gas plants generated the remaining share. [pv magazine International]

Solar + horses (Voltalia image)

  • “NRC Underestimates Climate Risks To Nuclear Power, GAO Says” • A Government Accountability Office report found that the NRC uses historical data, rather than climate projections, to identify and assess risk in initial licensing processes and during safety reviews for plants. That may underestimate how weather could affect nuclear power plants. [E&E News]
  • “Adani Green Energy Has Over 10 GW Of Renewable Capacity Operating” • Adani Green Energy Ltd has reached an operating renewable energy portfolio of 10,934 MW, the largest in India. AGEL’s operating renewable energy portfolio consists of 7,393 MW of solar, 1,401 MW of wind and 2,140 MW of wind-solar hybrid capacity. [pv magazine India]
  • “Tesla Sales Tumble Nearly 9%, Largest Drop In Four Years, As Competition Heats Up And Demand Slows” • Tesla sales fell sharply last quarter as competition increased worldwide, EV sales growth slowed, and price cuts failed to lure more buyers. Tesla said it delivered 386,810 vehicles worldwide in the first quarter, down almost 9% year on year. [ABC News]
  • “US Gives Go-Ahead For 2.6-GW New England Wind” • The US government announced its approval of Avangrid’s 2,600-MW New England Wind offshore wind project. With the approval, the Department of the Interior has approved more than 10 GW of capacity from offshore wind projects. It said this is enough to power nearly 4 million homes. [reNews]
  • “Doe Funds Heated Sand Energy Storage Project Pilot” • NREL researchers are working on a multi-day energy storage system using heated sand have developed a prototype. Now it has set the stage for a pilot project. Computer modeling has shown that a commercial-scale system would retain more than 95% of its heat for at least five days. [pv magazine USA]

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