- “So Long, Farewell – Honda To Leave Formula 1 To Focus On EVs” • Honda has announced that it will cease to participate as an engine provider for the Formula 1 racing series at the end of the 2021 season. The automaker has decided to turn its focus to zero emission vehicles. Honda made it a goal to electrify two-thirds of its global automobile sales in 2030. [CleanTechnica]
- “Newsom Signs Law to Clean California Air Inside And Out of School” • Governor Newsom signed into law a bill that will make the air safer to breathe and the water safer to drink in public schools, while reducing energy bills. It also accelerates the installation of charging infrastructure for EVs to combat the largest source of air pollution. [CleanTechnica]
- “Two Is A Crowd: Why Renewables And Nuclear Don’t Mix, Even To Cut Emissions” • Research published in Nature Energy warns that nuclear and renewables should not be combined in any recipes for effective energy system decarbonisation, with the two generation types likely to crowd each other out and limit their effectiveness when mixed. [RenewEconomy]
- “Renewables Deliver Over Half Of German Electricity In First Nine Months, Coal Plunges” • Renewable energy generated over half of German electricity across the nine months of 2020, with windpower the clear winner. Wind energy provided for nearly 27% of German electricity, followed by brown coal at 15%, and solar PV at 13%. [RenewEconomy]
- “Leading Steel Maker In The US Pivots To Renewable Energy, Ditches Coal” • A gigantic steel mill in Pueblo, Colorado is getting a renewable energy makeover with a new 300-MW solar power plant. The EVRAZ North America facility is getting the new $285 million solar array. It is a move toward retiring Colorado’s largest remaining coal power plant. [CleanTechnica]
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