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May 21 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Wind Power And Photovoltaic Generation Will Soon Surpass Nuclear And Hydroelectric Generation” • The International Solar Energy Society explained how solar and wind energy dominate new global capacity additions. In the last decade, PV capacity increased nine-fold, wind generation tripled, natural gas grew 3%, and nuclear and coal were each up 1%. []

Solar farm (Harisankar, Unsplash)

  • “China National Nuclear Power Starts Work On The Nation’s Largest Offshore Solar Farm” • China National Nuclear Power has kicked off construction of the nation’s largest offshore solar farm, as part of efforts to boost low-carbon energy supply and decarbonise the economy. The 2-GW solar farm is referred to as a “pilot project.” [South China Morning Post]
  • “First New Turbine Powers Up At The Tummel Bridge Power Station” • The first new turbine at the Tummel Bridge Power Station in Perthshire has commenced generating renewable electricity following its successful installation and energization. The project aims to increase the station’s potential output from 34 MW to 40 MW. [Energy Live News]
  • “US Electricity Consumption from Light-Duty Vehicles Likely Surpassed Rail in 2023” • According to estimates in the Energy Information Administration’s Electric Power Monthly, light-duty vehicles used more US electricity than rail systems for the first time in 2023. Rail has long been the largest electricity end-use category in transportation. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Solar Reaches 87% New US Capacity In Q1” • A review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by FERC reveals solar provided nearly 87% of all new capacity in the first quarter of 2024. In March, 99.7% of capacity added was solar, marking the seventh month in a row with solar adding more capacity than any other source. [reNews]

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