- “Global Utilities ‘Failing Climate Test’” • Only four of the fifty most influential utilities in the world have defined a clear target to provide green energy aligned to the Paris Agreement, the World Benchmarking Alliance’s second “Climate and Energy Benchmark” says. The four are Ørsted, Enel, EDP, and the US utility AES Corporation. [reNEWS]
- “In A World First, Hyundai Fuel Cell Semis Ship To Customers” • This could be big for Hyundai. Investors are always looking for “the next big thing.” The first examples of its hydrogen fuel cell semis are on their way to Switzerland. This is especially big news because neither Tesla nor Nikola has delivered a single truck so far. [CleanTechnica]
- “Denmark’s Ørsted, Taiwan’s TSMC Sign World’s Largest Renewable Corporate Power Deal” • Denmark’s Ørsted said that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co agreed to buy all of the energy from its second offshore wind farm in Taiwan, under a 20 year PPA. The Greater Changhua 2b & 4 wind farm will have a capacity of 920 MW. [Reuters Africa]
- “June Matched Historic Temperature High” • Globally last month was on a par with 2019 for the hottest June on record, with temperatures 0.53°C above the 1981 to 2010 average, and Europe saw its joint second warmest June on record. Arctic Siberia was exceptionally warm, C3S experts said, at 10°C (18°F) above average for the month. [The Ecologist]
- “Xcel Plans Renewable Power Project At Ryan’s Ford Site Redevelopment” • Xcel Energy Inc has a plan to power the Ford site redevelopment in St Paul with solar and hydro. Xcel and site developer Ryan Cos aim to have 100% renewable energy for the site’s 3,800 housing units and 415,000 square feet of retail and office space. [Minneapolis / St Paul Business Journal]
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