November 19 Energy News

November 19, 2022

World:

¶ “COP27 Climate Summit Runs Over As Talks Hit Gridlock” • A promise from the developed world to foot more of the climate bill has raised fresh hopes of breakthrough at the UN climate summit COP27. The European Union has suggested a new fund to help poor nations deal with climate disaster. But rich nations are worried about signing a blank check. [BBC]

Fetching water in a poor country (Gyan Shahane, Unsplash)

¶ “Zero-Emission Vehicle Adoption Is Accelerating, But Stronger Push Is Needed” • In Egypt, at COP27, BloombergNEF released its study for the 2022 Zero-Emission Vehicles FactbookThe study shows that the adoption of zero-emission vehicles has accelerated over the past year across almost all markets and vehicle segments. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Electreon And Eurovia To Demonstrate Dynamic Electric Vehicle Charging On The German Autobahn” • Eurovia and Electreon announced their second joint project, E|MPOWER, on the Autobahn. The partnership will provide a 1-km section of the Autobahn in Northern Bavaria with Electreon’s wireless Electric Road System technology. [CleanTechnica]

Technology test in Gotland, Sweden (Electreon image)

¶ “In France, 14% Of New Cars Now Fully Electric” • Battery EVs continue to rise in France, with last month’s registrations ending at 16,866 units, or 14% of the total market. That means it was another two-digit growth month for battery EVs in France (12% growth). The overall market is still down a significant 34% from what it was in October 2019. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “UK Offshore Oil And Gas, Renewable Energy Groups React To Steep Tax Increases” • Britain’s North Sea oil and gas and offshore wind sectors will have to pay higher taxes on profits, under changes announced by UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in his budget statement. Offshore Energies UK fears that the taxes may discourage investment. [Offshore Magazine]

Offshore oil platform (Zachary Theodore, Unsplash)

¶ “India’s Made Big Strides On Renewable Energy, But It’s Still Set To Miss 2022 Target Of 175 GW” • In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised that by the end of 2022, India would have 175 GW of renewable energy capacity. Now, data from the Central Electricity Authority shows that India has only about 116 GW of renewable energy capacity. [ThePrint]

¶ “Ontario Teachers’ To Invest $805 Million In Part To Support Nextera Energy Partners’ Acquisition Of 2-GW Renewable Energy Portfolio” • The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board announced that it signed an agreement to invest about US$805 million in a convertible equity portfolio financing with NextEra Energy Partners. [Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan]

Wind farm (Peter Beukema, Unsplash)

¶ “Ian Blackford Rubbishes Case For Sizewell C On Question Time” • The SNP Westminster leader told the BBC Question Time audience in Suffolk – where the new Sizewell C nuclear plant will be built – he was “delighted” to assist them in objecting to the project. He said: “We can produce safe, green energy; we don’t need nuclear.” [The National]

US:

¶ “BYD Unleashes ‘Achiever’ in Texas, As San Francisco Receives Its Third Electric School Bus” • Just after San Francisco got its third electric school bus, BYD showed its Achiever electric school bus at the Transporting Students with Disabilities and Special Needs Conference in Frisco, Texas. And the Achiever has V2G technology. [CleanTechnica]

Achiever in Texas (BYD image)

¶ “Enel Announces PV Cell And Solar Panel Factory In The US” • Companies are rushing to manufacture PV cells and panels in the US as a result of the incentives made available by Congress and the Biden administration. Enel, Italy’s largest utility company, said it plans to construct a factory in the US to manufacture PV cells and solar panels. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Hyundai Debuts Ioniq 6 And Hyundai Home V2H For US” • Hyundai used the LA auto show to debut the Ioniq 6 sedan while sharing some of the details about the US spec car. The Ioniq 6 has ultra-slippery styling that gives the car an aerodynamic drag coefficient of just 0.22, to help the car go as much as 340 miles on a single charge. [CleanTechnica]

Hyundai Ioniq 6 (Hyundai image)

¶ “New Kauai CC PV System Cuts Electricity Costs” • Kauai Community College celebrated the dedication of a new PV system on its campus. The solar system is part of the University of Hawaii’s ongoing commitment to increasing energy efficiency across its 10 campuses and moving toward its goal of net-zero energy by 2035. [University of Hawaii System]

¶ “Mainers Pay More For Power As Experts Look To Renewable Energy” • Electricity prices are expected to go up for Mainers in January by an average of $32 per month, due to the war in Ukraine. PUC commissioner Patrick Scully said the bill would have gone down if New England Energy Corridor were up and running. But that was voted down. [WMTW]

Buildings in Maine (Skyler Ewing, Pexels)

¶ “Federal Legislation To Increase Renewable Energy Incentives For Nevada Homeowners, Including Solar” • Nevada is showing itself as a leader in generating electricity from solar energy. For residential Clark County homeowners, especially those folks who are considering installing rooftop panels to generate household electricity, that’s good news. [Las Vegas Now]

¶ “US Rejects Funding To Re-Open Michigan Nuclear Plant” • The DOE rejected Holtec International’s application for funding to reopen the Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan, a Holtec spokesperson said. Holtec bought the 805-MW plant to decommission it, after it could no longer compete with gas-fired plants and renewable energy. [Reuters]

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