- As costs on offshore wind keep dropping, installations increase. Last year, almost every third new wind turbine went up offshore. That growth has helped boost the share of wind energy in the European Union’s electricity supply from 2% in the year 2000 to 12% today, according to WindEurope, a business advocacy group. [The Guardian]
- Michigan’s overall cost of compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan could be relatively low, according to two recent reports. Under the lowest-cost scenarios, a compliance plan in Michigan was projected to cost even less than a plan that did not factor in any CPP requirements at all. [The Peninsula]
- Next Kraftwerke is delivering the Next Box to connect to its Virtual Power Plant in Northern Europe. The VPP is a distributed network of medium and small power-producing and power-consuming units, provided with Internet of Things connectivity to allow them to talk with and respond to the Next Kraftwerke control center. [CleanTechnica]
- Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister said the tender for a 1,000-MW PV plant, which will be established in Konya’s Karapınar district, will be held in December. Poised to be the largest of its kind in the world, the solar power plant will pave the way for a new period in Turkey’s use of renewable resources. [Daily Sabah]
- China will further limit construction of coal-fired power plants by cancelling some projects that were approved this year, its National Energy Administration said. In a shift to cleaner fuels, the agency will also stop construction of any project that started this year and reassess the schedule for those that started in 2015. [ETEnergyworld.com]
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