- “Solaris Delivered 242 Urbino Electric Buses In 2020’s First 3 Quarters” • Solaris sold 242 electric buses in the first 3 quarters of the year, nearly a quarter of all the electric buses sold in Europe. Those 242 Solaris Urbino electric buses went to cities in just five countries: France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Poland, where the company is based. [CleanTechnica]
- “The Solar Discs That Could Beam Power From Space” • Now scientists are working on a concept of giant solar power stations in space that beam energy to Earth. The European Space Agency has realized the potential of these efforts and is looking to fund them. It is predicting that the first industrial resource we will get from space is “beamed power.” [BBC]
- “Army Corps Denies Permit For Controversial Mine That Threatened Salmon Habitat In Alaska” • After a battle that went on nearly 20 years and cost a Canadian mining company close to a billion dollars, the US Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny a permit to blast open Pebble Mine near the salmon-rich headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. [CNN]
- “World Suddenly Goes Nuts Over Green Ammonia, Now That Green Hydrogen Is Old Hat” • Green hydrogen is still clawing its way into the mainstream and here comes yet another powerful new decarbonization trend: green ammonia. Green ammonia was a big mystery just two years ago and now all of a sudden it’s the Next Big Thing. [CleanTechnica]
- “Tasmania’s Power Becomes 100% Renewable” • Tasmania has become the first state in Australia to operate on 100% renewable power, the state announced. When the final two turbines of the Granville Harbour wind farm are operating, the state will have 10,741 GWh of renewables generation per year; its average annual demand is for 10,500 GWh. [Renewables Now]
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