May 28 Energy News

May 28, 2022


¶ “A Year After The Shell Ruling: Big Victories And Next Steps For Climate Litigation” • A year has passed since a precedent-setting court ruling in the Netherlands ordered Shell to cut its activities’ carbon emissions by 45% compared to 2019 levels to align with the Paris climate agreement. Since then, other climate litigation has followed and more is to come. [CleanTechnica]

Tesla Model S charging up at a Shell gas station (Shell image)

¶ “Electric Trucks Are Viable Today” • Many people think that electric trucks can’t do the job – they won’t have a long enough driving range, they will be too heavy, truckers won’t like them. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. RMI Principal Dave Mullaney said that electric trucks could effectively replace up to half of all trucks in use today. [CleanTechnica]


¶ “G7 Commits To Decarbonizing Electricity By 2035 But Leaves Wiggle Room For Fossil Fuels” • The G7, which represents the world’s seven biggest advanced economies, agreed to achieve “predominantly decarbonized” electricity sectors by 2035, a goal that experts say is of major importance to help the world avert catastrophic climate change. [CNN]

Power plant emissions (Marcin Jozwiak, Unsplash)

¶ “Dutch BEV Sales Up 98%, Tailpipe Vehicles Down 19% In April 2022” • The Dutch battery EV market continued its recovery in April as it started to do in Q1, up from weak performance in 2021. The sales nearly doubled to 4,717 battery EVs, and market share increased from 10% to 21.4%, YOY. Sales of vehicles with tailpipes were 19% lower. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Shark Lake Renewables Hub Cuts Esperance Emissions By 50%” • The green new deal announced for Esperance, Western Australia, took a big step forward when Horizon Power and Pacific Energy were joined by WA Premier Mark McGowan and Minister for Energy Bill Johnston to formally open the Shark Lake Renewables Hub. [pv magazine Australia]

Shark Lake Renewables Hub (Horizon Power image)

¶ “Renewable Energy Underpins Boost In Moroccan Electricity Production” • Morocco’s local electricity production grew by 4.1% in the first quarter of 2022. Data from the Treasury and External Finance shows a 19.9% increase in renewable energy production and an increase of 34.4% in electricity production by the National Electricity Office. [Morocco World News]

¶ “UK Developer Signs 500-MW Deal In Chad” • UK company Savannah Energy has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of Chad to develop up to 500 MW of renewable energy projects in the North African country. The first project is a solar farm of up to 300 MW with a battery energy storage system. It will be in Kome. [reNews]

Signing the deal in Chad (Savannah Energy image)

¶ “Economically Distressed Turkey Abandons Plans To Buy Shares In Nuclear Plant Built By Russia” • Turkey will not be a shareholder in the Akkuyu nuclear plant under construction by Russia in southern Turkey, Nordic Monitor learned. Lawmakers were told that being a partner in the $20 billion nuclear power plant is not on their agenda. [Nordic Monitor]

¶ “Ukraine Nuclear Inspectorate Accuses IAEA Of Falling For Russian Propaganda” • The Ukrainian state nuclear inspectorate accused the International Atomic Energy Agency of falling for Russian propaganda that said Ukraine was building nuclear weapons. Ukraine demanded it back efforts to expel Russian forces from a major power plant. [Reuters]

Russians in Czechia protest the war (AlexVolter, CC-BY-SA 4.0)


¶ “Massachusetts Court Rules Suit Against Exxon Can Move Forward” • The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled against Exxon in its bid to stop a suit filed by Attorney General Maura Healey from going to trial. Massachusetts alleges that Exxon lied about the climate crisis and covered up the fossil fuel industry’s role in it. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “What Are Geophones?” • Geothermal energy is renewable, sustainable, and carbon free. A key factor to unlocking that energy could be through innovation in subsurface seismic sensors, or geophones. The DOE is offering the $3.65 million American-Made Geothermal Geophone Prize to support developmetn of geophones. [CleanTechnica]

Pipeline at a Nevada geothermal plant (BLMNevada, CC-BY-SA 2.0)

¶ “Parks Reserve Forces Training Area Increases Renewable Energy: Solar Array Ribbon Cutting Ceremony” • PRFTA is one step closer to uninterrupted access to electricity. On May 24, the Army Reserve-funded installation held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the addition of 2 MW of renewable energy through a newly activated solar array. [DVIDS]

¶ “Entergy Mississippi To Bring Sunflower Solar Station Online” • Construction is complete on a 100-MW solar power station in the Mississippi Delta, providing energy to Entergy Mississippi’s 461,000 customers. The Sunflower Solar Station is the largest solar project in Mississippi and provides enough energy to power 16,000 homes. [Renewable Energy Magazine]

Sunflower Solar Station (Entergy Mississippi image)

¶ “Plugging Into Offshore Wind Will Power Up California’s Renewable Energy” • California has a goal of transitioning to 100% clean retail electricity by 2045. Now, it is looking to its 840 miles of coastline to power its communities and economy. Soon, two new offshore wind energy areas could provide bountiful clean energy to the state. [NREL]

¶ “Interior Approves Big Power Line For Renewables In US West” • The Interior Department announced final approval to construct a 416-mile transmission line to move renewable energy across three Western states. The line is set to run from Medicine Bow, in southeastern Wyoming, through northwest Colorado, and end outside of Mona, Utah. [E&E News]

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