- “US Offshore Wind Potential Relies On Intelligent Grid Integration” • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is planning for the technologies and strategies needed to integrate the offshore wind installations coming into the grid. It’s success with integration is steering efforts to deliver power efficiently and affordably from offshore plants. [CleanTechnica]
- “Ford Pumps $29 Billion Into Electric Vehicle Plot After Splashy Mustang Mach-E Success” • Last year, Ford introduced an electric version of its iconic Mustang with great fanfare, and yesterday the company followed up with a new $29 billion plan to electrify and digitize its fleet. And if it wasn’t for that pesky semiconductor shortage … [CleanTechnica]
- “New Report: Electric Vehicles Can Save Nevada $20 Billion” • Nevadans can save over $14 billion through 2050 by moving from gas-powered cars to EVs, according to a report. EVs can also cut air pollution to provide $3 billion in health benefits, and boost efficiency of electricity system for $3 billion. The report shows $20 billion in benefits. [CleanTechnica]
- “US Wind Reports Strongest Year” • The US wind industry had its strongest year ever in 2020 as the amount of new wind power capacity added increased by 85% over 2019, according to the American Clean Power Association. The ACPA published a report that found the industry added 16,913 MW of wind power capacity to the grid in 2020. [reNEWS]
- “South Korea Unveils $43-Billion Plan For World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm” • South Korea unveiled a 48.5-trillion-won ($43.2-billion) plan to build the world’s largest wind power plant by 2030 as part of the country’s efforts to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Its 8.2 GW capacity is about the equal of 6 nuclear reactors, officials said. [Rappler]
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