- “Ellen, Denmark’s First Electric Ferry, Passes All Tests With Flying Colors” • Ellen, Denmark’s first all-electric ferry, entered revenue service in September last year as a trial. After 10 months in service, the electric ferry has met or exceeded all expectations. In addition, it has proven that electric propulsion costs less than diesel power. [CleanTechnica]
- “15 More Grid-Scale Battery Storage Installations Are Coming To Texas” • Independent power producer Broad Reach Power has only been in business about a year, but it is already involved in more than $100 million worth of renewable energy projects.It plans to build 15 battery storage projects in Texas this year, each 9.95-MW / 9.95-MWh. [CleanTechnica]
- “Soot Rule Thrusts EPA Into Spotlight On Race” • The EPA published a proposal that some critics call an assault on minority communities coping with the public health legacy of structural racism. It would mandate changes to the way future rules under the Clean Air Act would weigh costs and benefits of climate and air pollution regulations. [Scientific American]
- “Solar+Storage Virtual Power Plant Coming To Shreveport, Louisiana” • Heila Technologies and battery maker SimpliPhi Power teamed on a up on an “intelligent energy storage+solar” demonstration project in Shreveport, Louisiana. Solar and storage at homes and businesses will be managed as if they were one big power plant. [CleanTechnica]
- “Norway Eyes 4.5 GW From New Offshore Wind Zones” • The Norwegian government is to open two new offshore two zones of the country’s south-west coast that have the potential to support up to 4.5 GW of capacity. The first site will be mainly for floating windpower. It covers 1010 square kilometres that are suitable for demonstration and larger projects. [reNEWS]
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