- “Solar And Wind Provide 99.9% Of New US Power Capacity In April, 93.9% In May” • Solar power and wind power continue to dominate new power capacity additions in the US. Almost 100% of new power capacity additions in April came from solar and wind, and 94% of new power capacity additions in May came from solar and wind. [CleanTechnica]
- “Toyota And Panasonic Joint Venture Plans To Cut Battery Costs By 50%” • In 2020, Toyota and Panasonic formed a joint venture called Prime Planet Energy & Solutions to manufacture advanced lithium-ion batteries. PPES said in a recent statement it expects to lower the cost of batteries by 50% by the end of next year, according to Inside EVs. [CleanTechnica]
- “United Invests In Swedish Electric Airplane Startup” • Swedish electric airplane startup Heart Aerospace says its ES-19 will be ready to begin commercial service on flights of 250 miles or less by 2026. Unites Airlines agreed to buy 100 ES-19 electric aircraft from Heart and anticipates having them in passenger service use before the end of the decade. [CleanTechnica]
- “Report: 30 Million Solar Homes Would Create 1.77 Million Jobs, $69 Billion In Energy Savings” • An ILSR report finds that installing rooftop solar panels and community solar systems to serve the equivalent of 30 million American homes would create significant economic benefits while addressing the climate crisis and historic inequities. [CleanTechnica]
- “Global Investors Pump Hundreds Of Billions Into Renewables In Shift From Fossil Fuels” • Despite the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the top global debt and equity investors have continued to pour capital into the renewable energy sector, accelerating their race away from the climate-related risks posed by fossil fuel assets. [Renew Economy]
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