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June 7 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Viking Achieves First Power” • First power has been produced at the 443-MW Viking wind farm on Shetland island, Scotland. The milestone comes as Shetland gears up to be fully connected to the GB electricity transmission grid for the first time. The 260 km Shetland High Voltage Direct Current subsea cable project is to be energized later this summer. [reNews]

Viking wind farm (SSE Renewables image)

  • “Seabird Populations At Risk Amid Increased Hurricanes And Extreme Weather: Study” • As the frequency and intensity of hurricanes increase, seabird species suffer, researchers warn. A study published in Nature examines the aftermath for seabird populations after Cyclone Ilsa, which hit Bedout Island, Western Australia in 2023. [ABC News]
  • “Almost 60% Of Germany’s Public Electricity Supply Came From Renewables In Early 2024” • Nearly 60% of all electricity fed into the German grid in the first three months of 2024 came from renewable sources, data from the country’s statistical office shows. Renewable power production grew to a first-quarter share of 58.4%, a record. [RenewEconomy]
  • “Dangerous Heat Wave Hits California, Arizona, Nevada And More” • An early season heat dome is bringing life-threatening temperatures to 30 million people from Texas to California, and north as far as Oregon. The hottest temperature in the US on Wednesday was recorded in Death Valley, California, where it reached a scorching 118°F. [ABC News]
  • “USA Solar Panel Manufacturing Capacity Soared 71% In Q1 2024” • A record 11 GW of solar module manufacturing capacity came online in the US during Q1 2024. It was the largest quarter of solar manufacturing growth in US history. The total solar module manufacturing capacity in the US now exceeds 26 GW annually, a report says. [CleanTechnica]

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