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July 3 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Rio Tinto Leans Into Solar PV For End-Of-Life Mines” • Rio Tinto has finished building a 3.5-MW solar farm in Canada and will begin construction on two more solar projects in Australia’s Northern Territory, as the company installs solar PVs to support end-of-life operations at various mines. The Canadian project is for the Diavik diamond mine. [RenewEconomy]

Diavik diamond mine (Rio Tinto image)

  • “When It Comes To Power, Solar Is About To Leave Nuclear And Everything Else In The Shade” • Whereas nuclear power is barely growing, and is shrinking as a proportion of global power output, The Economist reported solar power is growing so quickly it is set to become the biggest source of electricity on the planet by the mid-2030s. [MSN]
  • “Renewables Accounted For More Than Half Of European Power Generation In 2024 So Far” • New research showed that renewables accounted for more than 50% of all power generated in Europe during the first half of 2024. Nuclear energy’s share was stable, contributing 24% to the region’s energy mix. Fossil fuels provided just 26%. [edie]
  • “Maersk Launches Offshore Wind Installation Company” • Maersk Offshore Wind will provide installation services to the offshore wind market with a vessel based on a state-of-the-art offshore Wind Installation Vessel concept. Maersk said the design and concept are estimated to reduce the installation time of offshore wind turbines. [reNews]
  • “Scientists Discover Clean Energy Offers United States Nearly $250 Billion In Health Savings” • Imagine getting paid $249 billion just for doing the right thing. Well, that’s what the US earned over the last few years by increasing its use of renewable energy such as wind and solar power, according to an article in The Guardian. [The Cool Down]

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