Archive for October 11th, 2022

October 11 Energy News

October 11, 2022


¶ “ISIS-Linked Militants Are Threatening Huge Natural Gas Reserves The World Needs Badly Right Now” • Mozambique has huge natural gas reserves. If they are exploited effectively, they could change its fortunes and help the world find enough natural gas to heat homes and fuel industry. But an insurgency threatens its entire economic future. [CNN]

Dhow in Mozambique (F Mira, CC-BY-SA 2.0)

¶ “Floods Are Submerging Whole Houses In Nigeria. At Least 80 Have Died Trying To Escape” • Flooding in southern Nigeria has displaced up to 600,000 people, according to the country’s National Emergency Management Agency. Seventy-six people died when their boat capsized as they tried to flee dangerously high floodwaters. [CNN]

¶ “China’s electric car market is booming but can it last?” • The China Passenger Car Association predicts that 6 million new EVs would be registered in the country in 2022. Ana Nicolls, director of industry analysis at the Economist Intelligence Unit, says that with the removal of subsidies for purchasers of new vehicles, the appetite for EVs could wane. [BBC]

Wuling Hongguang Mini EV (David290, CC-BY-SA 4.0, cropped)

¶ “Tesla Model Y Germany’s Best Selling Vehicle In September, Beating Iconic VW Golf” • Germany, Europe’s largest auto market, saw plugin EVs take 32.2% share in September, up from 28.7% year on year. Full electrics grew more than plugin hybrids. In September, the Tesla Model Y was the overall best selling vehicle of any kind. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “All EVs In Ethiopia Now Exempted From VAT, Surtax, And Excise Tax” • To supercharge the adoption of electric vehicle in the country, the Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance has recently exempted all EVs from VAT, Surtax, and Excise Tax! They went further to exempt completely knocked down kits from customs duty tax. [CleanTechnica]

Hyundai EV (Hyundai image)

¶ “UK Government ‘To Impose Renewables Revenue Cap’” • The UK government is working on laws that would impose a revenue cap on renewable electricity after reports that talks between the industry and officials failed to find a voluntary strike price for new long-term power contracts. A meeting between industry and government is said to be scheduled for today. [reNews]

¶ “Greece Runs Entirely On Renewables For The First Time In Its History” • On 7 October, Greece used only renewable energy for about five hours, reaching a record high of 3,106 MWh at eight o’clock (GMT). It was the first time in the Greek power system’s history that 100% of the demand was met by renewable energy sources, an IPTO report says. [Greek City Times]

Wind turbines in Greece (Koliri, CC-BY-SA 3.0, cropped)

¶ “Austria Challenges EU Ruling On Nuclear And Gas Power” • Austria has said it was seeking to enlist other European Union countries to support its legal action against Brussels for labelling investment in gas and nuclear power as “green.” Austria filed a legal challenge against the EU’s inclusion of the energy sources on a list of climate-friendly investments. [RTE]


¶ “Solar Powers Up At Australia’s Biggest Hybrid Renewables Park” • AEMO confirmed that the 77-MW solar part of the 317-MW Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park, or PAREP, was one of three new renewables project to be signed up for connection to the NEM since mid-July, 2022. It is part of Australia’s largest wind and solar hybrid plant. [Renew Economy]

Transmission lines and wind turbines (Iberdrola image)

¶ “NSW Launched The First Auction For 12-GW Renewable Energy Zones” • NSW launched the first tender of a ten-year NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap program, and an auction will be held every six months. renewable energy and energy storage auction will replace the state’s retiring coal-fired power units. The state’s last coal-fired power plants are set to close in the next 11 years. [Energy Matters]

¶ “Farmers For Climate Action Report Says On-Farm Renewable Projects Are Getting Overlooked” • Large-scale wind and solar projects are accelerating across regional Australia, but a report says smaller on-farm renewable projects are being overlooked in the country’s transition to net zero emissions. In some cases, solar panels are not being put to full use. [ABC]

Australian beeves (Cgoodwin, CC-BY-SA 4.0)


¶ “Minnesota State Begins Training Hybrid And EV Technicians” • Minnesota State Community and Technical College will be offering training for hybrid and electric car technicians, thanks largely to a $349,652 National Science Foundation grant. The plans for a new training program are to help meet the expected demand for the auto technicians. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Wheatbridge Hybrid Wind, Solar, And Storage Facility Opens In Oregon” • The Wheatbridge Renewable Energy Facility in eastern Oregon was commissioned last week. It is the fourth and largest hybrid wind, solar, and battery storage facility in Ameica. There are many projects that combine wind and storage or solar and storage, but few that have all three. [CleanTechnica]

Turbine (Courtesy of Wheatbridge Renewable Energy Facility)

¶ “The Green Jobs Sector Continues Upward Momentum” • The green jobs sector is robust and getting stronger by the year. In fact, the median salary in a green job is $76,530/year – 31% more than the national median salary for the US workforce at $58,260. Also, the overall growth rate for green jobs higher than for the overall workforce (+7.7%). [CleanTechnica]

¶ “The US Military Is Buying Ultium Battery Packs From GM Defense” • The latest news from GM Defense says it was chosen by the Defense Innovation Unit to create a prototype battery pack for testing and evaluation with Department of Defense platforms. GM Defense will rely on GM’s most advanced battery technology, the Ultium Platform. [CleanTechnica]

Have a flabbergastingly easy day.

geoharvey is free and without ads.
Donate with PayPal
geoharvey is not tax-deductible.