- “Tasmania Unveils Action Plan To Reach 200% Renewables” • The Tasmania state government unveiled a draft action plan to reach its target of 200% renewables by 2040, saying the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the economy meant there had never been a more important time to manage the transition to renewable energy. [RenewEconomy]
- “Covid-19 Could Spark A Renewable Energy Boom” • The world finds itself at a crossroads. The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the global economy, leading to massive unemployment. The recovery looks like it will take a long time. At the same time, the climate problem is not going away. We have the opportunity to “build back better.” [OilPrice.com]
- “Replace NYC Peakers With Renewables+Storage? The Plant Owners Say They’re Working On It” • New York City ratepayers put up $4.5 billion in capacity payments in the last decade to keep 16 fossil gas-fired peaking plants available, analysis by PEAK Coalition shows. The plant owners say work to replace them is under way. [Utility Dive]
- “Port Of Tyne To Become Base For World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm” • Equinor and SSE Renewables, the two companies behind the world’s biggest offshore wind farm Dogger Bank, announced plans to build a new Operations and Maintenance Base at the Port of Tyne, in northeastern England. The wind farm will have three 1.2-GW phases. [North East Times]
- “Transformative Solar Power Agreement Will Help Emory Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions” • Emory University awarded Cherry Street Energy a 20-year agreement to install 5.5 MW of solar capacity on its Druid Hills campus. Over 15,000 solar panels on 16 buildings will generate about 10% of Emory’s peak energy demand. [Emory News Center]
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