- “Arizona Utility Plots 2.5-GW Renewables Revolution” • Arizona utility Tucson Electric Power filed its 2020 integrated resource plan with the Arizona Corporation Commission. It includes 2457 MW of new wind and solar capacity by 2035. About 457MW of wind and solar is planned to come online in the next 12 months. [reNEWS]
- “Fading Winters, Hotter Summers Make The Northeast America’s Fastest Warming Region” • Washington Post analysis also found that the New York City area, including counties in Long Island, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, was among about half a dozen hot spots nationally where warming has already exceeded 2°C. [InsideClimate News]
- “How Quickly The Tide Turns On Coal” • Colorado Springs will close down both of its coal-fired power plants within the next decade. The Martin Drake plant was to close by 2035. Instead, it will close in 2023. And surprisingly, the role of natural gas in replacing coal will be very limited, with no new combined cycle plant in the works. [Mountain Town News]
- “After 116 Years, Volkswagen’s Zwickau Factory Produced Its Last Fossil Fuel Vehicle Today” • Volkswagen’s Zwickau factory is switching 100% to electric vehicles. It will produce a total of 6 models from 3 Volkswagen Group brands (Volkswagen, Audi, and Seat). Today was the last day it produced a fossil fuel vehicle. [CleanTechnica]
- “PRPA Brings Roundhouse Wind Project Onto The Power Network” • Wind power from the 225-MW Roundhouse Wind Energy Center north of the Colorado-Wyoming border is now part of the Platte River Power Authority’s electrical power mix. With that new source, PRPA gets about 50% of its energy from noncarbon sources. [Loveland Reporter-Herald]
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