Archive for June 5th, 2021

June 5 Energy News

June 5, 2021

World:

¶ “Québec Leaders To Install 4,500 New EV Charging Stations By 2028 To Support Garage Orphans” • Overnight EV charging access for the many people who live in places without convenient parking where they can charge their cars overnight is seen as a critical next step in the EV world. Québec leaders decided to do something about this issue. [CleanTechnica]

Charging station (Image courtesy of Hydro-Québec)

¶ “Fiat Plans To Go All In On Electric Cars By 2030″ • According to Autocar, Fiat boss Olivier François announced, “Between 2025 and 2030, our product lineup will gradually become electric only.” This, folks, is big news. EVs aren’t just for the wealthy any more. They are for everyday transportation for everyday people who do everyday things. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Royal Mail’s Newest Delivery Office Will Have An All-Electric Fleet” • Royal Mail announced the launch of its first 100% electric Delivery Office. The Bristol East Central Delivery Office recently had its 23 diesel delivery and collection vans replaced by fully electric ones. The electricity powering the office and charging the vehicles is 100% renewable. [CleanTechnica]

Royal Mail vans charging (Royal Mail image, via Facebook)

¶ “Egypt’s El Nasr Automotive’s Agreement With Dongfeng Could Be A Good Template For Other African Nations” • Egypt’s El Nasr Automotive’ s agreement with Dongfeng to jump straight into producing fully electric vehicles as they resuscitate the old assembly plant could be a good template for other nations on the continent to follow. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “How Governments Can Scale Up Private Sector Investment In The Renewable Energy Transition” • Governments must work with the private sector to scale up much needed investments through conducive regulatory frameworks and policy solutions to avert the worst effects of climate change, say WRI and Ørsted in a new joint working paper. [Evwind]

Unlocking a Renewable Energy Future

¶ “Woolworths Signs PPA At 244-MW Australian Wind Farm” • Woolworths Group has signed a power purchase agreement with CWP Renewables at the 244-MW Bango wind farm in New South Wales. The PPA, which starts in January 2022 and will last ten years, will cover approximately 30% of the retail company’s energy needs in NSW. [reNEWS]

¶ “Fortum To Construct 237 MW Of Russian Wind” • Fortum, a developer based in Finland, has announced it has invested in the construction of 236.6 MW of onshore wind parks in the Samara region of Russia. The wind parks are to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2022. The executive vice president of Fortum said he expects more growth in the region. [reNEWS]

Wind farm (Fortum image)

India:

¶ “India’s Renewable Energy Capacity Increased By Over 250% In 6 To 7 Years, Says PM Modi” • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Word Environment Day that India has set an example in the world when it comes to protecting the environment, adding that the country’s capacity for renewable energy has increased by more than 250% in 6 to 7 years. [India TV News]

¶ “Water From Air, Avoiding Plastics, Renewable Power Making Corporates Embrace Green” • Water from air, use of products friendly to the environment instead of plastics, harvesting rain water, green power generation, and planting trees are some of the sustainable initiatives of Indian industries, officials said, on the eve of World Environment Day. [Morung Express]

Trees (Pixabay image)

¶ “Cheaper Renewable Energy Will Leave New Coal Assets Stranded” • Much of India’s 33 GW of coal-fired power capacity that are currently under construction and another 29 GW in the preconstruction stage will end up stranded, according to a new briefing note released by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. [pv magazine India]

US:

¶ “Fire Killed 1 In 10 Of Earth’s Most Fire-Resilient Monarch Sequoias In 2020” • The Visalia Times-Delta obtained a draft National Park Service report that puts a number on the Castle Fire’s climate-fueled toll. Between 7,500 and 10,000 monarch sequoias, 10% to 14% of the world’s mature sequoia population, perished in the fire. [CleanTechnica]

Sequoia trees (Josh Carter, Unsplash)

¶ “Why Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings Feature Prominently In Joe Biden’s Plans” • The White House on May 17 announced a slate of new programs to integrate US buildings into the clean energy economy. Among the goals is grid-interactive efficient buildings – a less well-known approach that has potential to reduce carbon emissions. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Texas Passes Reforms To Winterize Power Infrastructures” • Texas lawmakers completed the final version of Senate Bill 3, in response to the outages that resulted during the deadly February winter storms. It aims to bolster Texas’ electricity infrastructure and require power plants to be prepared for extreme weather conditions. [Engineering News-Record]

Texas winter storm (Courtesy of Texas DOT, Austin District)

¶ “Ford Maverick Signals That The Industry Is Changing For The Better” • People have been asking manufacturers to make small trucks again. Ford is answering that call with a new compact pickup truck, the Maverick. This signals not only the return of smaller trucks, but an opportunity for electric trucks to thrive in this segment eventually. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Town Of Geneva Announces Its Plans To Continue The Clean Energy Program” • With its initial community choice electricity supply contract expiring June 30th, the Town of Geneva, New York, chose to continue providing residents access to affordable 100% renewable energy. Joule Community Power will stay on as Program Administrator. [Fingerlakes1.com]

Have an excitingly tranquil day.

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