- “Renewable Energy Is Suddenly Startlingly Cheap” • If you want real hope, the best place to look may be a little noted report from the London-based think tank Carbon Tracker Initiative. Solar and windpower can supply the world with 100 times its demand, using less of the surface than fossil fuels do. And the price is startlingly low. [The New Yorker]
- “Indian Point Is Closing, But Clean Energy Is Here To Stay” • New York will mark a milestone in the state’s energy landscape when the Indian Point nuclear power plant, just north of New York City, permanently closes this week. The plant has a history of operational, safety, and environmental problems. The state is rapidly building renewable energy. [NRDC]
- “GWEC Predicts Millions Of New Wind Jobs By 2026” • New analysis by the Global Wind Energy Council shows that 3.3 million windpower jobs can be created globally over the next five years due to major industry expansion. The figure includes direct jobs in both onshore and offshore wind, and covers the entire value chain of the sector. [reNEWS]
- “Senate Votes To Restore Obama-Era Rule Limiting Methane Leaks” • The Senate voted to restore an Obama-era rule that cracked down on methane emissions from oil and gas industries as the Biden administration looks to combat climate change. The vote was 52-42. Three Republican Senators joined Democrats to approve the resolution. [CNN]
- “New York State Launches Fifth Large-Scale Renewables Solicitation” • The state of New York has launched its fifth annual solicitation for large-scale renewable projects to accelerate clean energy development and fight climate change. The solicitation, its largest land-based procurement, calls for about 4.5 million MWh per year. [PV Magazine]
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