- Opinion: “6 reasons the clean energy revolution doesn’t need Trump’s blessing” • As much as Trump and his oil-soaked administration want to make fossil fuels great again, the global clean energy revolution is getting to the point of being unstoppable. Here are a few reasons the renewables revolution will continue without Trump’s blessing. [Inhabitat]
- According to Greentech Media, SunShot has shattered its 2020 goal of reaching $1.00 per watt for utility-scale solar utility costs 3 years earlier. Founded back in 2011 when Stephen Chu was the US DOE Secretary, the SunShot goal was to get utility-scale costs down to $1.00/watt. In 2011, the costs stood at about $4.00/watt. [CleanTechnica]
- Southern California Gas Co, Los Angeles, along with CR&R Environmental, a waste management company in Stanton, California, announced they have begun construction of an eight-inch pipeline that will bring carbon-neutral renewable natural gas into the SoCalGas distribution system for the first time. [Waste Today Magazine]
- Rough terrain, isolated homes and vast distances add to the costs of extending grid lines to more homes of Navajo people. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority uses off-grid solar systems as a more cost-effective way to bring power to homes. They cost less than half of the $35,000 to $50,000 it could cost to extend grid lines by one mile. [Cronkite News]
- Power producers are set to announce their opposition to legislation that would guarantee markets for the Millstone nuclear plant. Calpine Corp, Dynegy, NRG Energy, and the Electric Power Supply Association all say state assistance to the nuclear plant could drive up energy costs for businesses and residents. [Hartford Courant]
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