Archive for June 25th, 2021

June 25 Energy News

June 25, 2021

Opinion:

¶ “Oil Companies Should Prepare For Slow Decline Instead Of Playing Stupid Games” • The best thing oil companies could be doing right now isn’t getting caught peddling useless lies. Instead of playing games they can’t win in the long run, oil companies should accept that they’re in a declining industry and figure out how to get oil’s endgame right. [CleanTechnica]

Pump jack (Granger Meador, Unsplash)

¶ “Denial Doesn’t Make It Rain” • There hasn’t been much noise from climate change deniers this week. Maybe the silence is due to the unprecedented heatwave in the West and Southwest. The photos of livestock roaming brown fields with no grass might encourage the deniers to lay low. Then there are the photos of Lake Mead. [Chattanooga Times Free Press]

World:

¶ “Britain Still Lacks A Plan To Hit Its Bold Climate Goals” • The UK will fail to meet the government’s “historic climate promises” if it doesn’t urgently consider the policies it needs to reach its goal of decarbonizing the economy, said the Climate Change Committee, the UK’s official climate watchdog, which advises the government on emissions targets. [CNN]

London (Eva Dang, Unsplash)

¶ “US Secretary Of Energy Granholm, Canadian Minister Of Natural Resources O’Regan Launch Cooperative Agreement On Clean Energy, Innovation, And Energy Justice” • The US and Canada signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation on energy at a bilateral meeting. They also released a study to inform energy stakeholders. [Department of Energy]

¶ “Vestas Secures Its Largest Wind Turbine Order Ever In France And Is Nearing 6 GW Of Wind Power In France!” • Starting the summer with some strongly positive news, Vestas Mediterranean announced that TTR Energy placed a 122-MW order for the Sud Marne wind park in Marne, France. The contract is for a total of 30 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines. [CleanTechnica]

Vestas wind turbines (Vestas courtesy image)

¶ “Zimbabwe Vows To Bring Ten Renewable Energy Projects Online By Year End” • Zimbabwe expects 100 MW of electric capacity to be added to the national grid from renewable energy projects by the end of this year, with an additional 50 MW in thermal power, a government minister said. Zimbabwe has been enduring load shedding. [News24]

¶ “Vestas Wins Arcadis Ost 1 Turbine Order” • Vestas has secured a firm order for the 257-MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind project from Parkwind. The Danish manufacturer will deliver 27 9.5-MW turbines for the project. The turbines will be installed using a new floating installation method, an industry-first, instead of the typical method using a jack-up vessel. [reNEWS]

Vestas turbines (Vestas image)

¶ “India’s Reliance Industries Unveils $10 Billion Renewable Energy Push” • Indian oil-to-telecom giant Reliance Industries unveiled plans to invest $10 billion (₹41.16 billion) in renewable energy over the next three years as India struggles to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. Reliance has been primarily an oil and petrochemicals business. [The Sun Daily]

US:

¶ “Biden Backs $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill But Places Big Condition” • The US Senate has struck an agreement for a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, after a meeting between President Joe Biden and a cross-party group of senators at the White House. The eight-year plan includes funding for roads, bridges, the power grid, public transport and internet. [BBC]

White House (David Everett Strickler, Unsplash)

¶ “Biden Bans Certain Solar Panel Materials From Chinese Company Over Forced Labor” • The Biden administration announced it was blocking the import of certain materials used in solar panels from a company in China, over allegations of forced labor and restricting imports from five companies over human rights abuses. [CNN]

¶ “Climate Change Could Make Old Faithful Less Faithful” • A report from USGS and university scientists says climate change is driving up temperatures and reducing snowfall at Yellowstone National Park. It has seen annual snowfall drop by nearly 2 feet since 1950, and may see even less snow in the future, to the point of affecting the timing of Old Faithful. [CleanTechnica]

Old Faithful (Emily Campbell, Unsplash)

¶ “Cars.Com Names Tesla Model 3 Most American-Made Vehicle In 2021” • The Cars.com American-Made Index has crowned the Tesla Model 3 as the most American-made vehicle for 2021, from a list of 90 cars. The index has been running since 2006 and Marketwatch noted that this is the first time an all-electric car has claimed the title. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Miami Takes Another Step Into The Future With 42 Proterra Electric Buses” • Miami-Dade county has taken another step towards the electric future by adding 42 Proterra ZX5+ buses to its rapidly growing electric bus fleet, bringing the grand total of Proterra-built EVs operating in Miami to 75. Miami will also install 75 high-capacity chargers. [CleanTechnica]

Proterra buses charging (Proterra image)

¶ “San Diego International Airport To Run On 100% Renewable Energy” • San Diego International Airport announced that it had entered into a partnership with San Diego Community Power to supply the airport with 100% renewable electricity. This puts the Southern California airport way ahead of its target to run solely on renewables by 2035. [Simple Flying]

¶ “REV Celebrates Pollinator Week And Ecosystem Benefits Of Solar” • Renewable Energy Vermont’s fifteenth annual Pollinator Week, June 21-27, is an international celebration promoting the value of bees and other pollinating insects. Vermont’s solar businesses are playing a significant role in re-establishing critical pollinator habitat. [Vermont Business Magazine]

Have an outrageously delightful day.

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