- “A Third Of New US Utility-Scale Solar In Next 2 Years Will Be In Texas” • Texas, home to the most wind power capacity in the USA, is expected to add 10 GW of utility-scale solar generating capacity by the end of 2022. According to the EIA, that is a third of the utility-scale solar capacity planned to come online in the country in the next two years. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renewable Energy Industry Commits To Biden’s 50% GHG Reduction Target” • After President Joe Biden set a goal to reduce emissions 50% by 2030, major groups including the American Clean Power Association, American Gas Association, Edison Electric Institute, and Electric Power Research Institute all saw such goals within reach. [Daily Energy Insider]
- “Calls For Isle Of Man To ‘Move Forward On Renewable Energy'” • On the Isle of Man, 1% of the energy currently comes from renewable sources, with around 80% met by the gas turbine power station at Pulrose. The government aims to change that so that 75% of the island’s electricity is generated by renewable sources by 2035. [Manx Radio]
- “How Renewables Could Kill Off Fossil Fuel Electricity By 2035: Report” • Solar and wind energy have the potential to meet global electricity demand 100 times over, and the costs of these renewables are falling so rapidly that fossil fuels could be pushed out of electricity generation entirely by 2035, according to a report by a UK think tank. [Forbes]
- “US Cities Bought More Renewable Energy Than Ever In 2020” • US local governments bought more renewable energy in 2020 than ever before, according to data from the Local Government Renewables Action Tracker. Nearly 100 cities and counties in 33 states added 3,683 MW of renewable generating capacity in 143 deals, a 23% increase from 2019. [GreenBiz]
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