- “NextEra Energy Predicts 50% Renewable Energy In US By 2030” • In a meeting with investors in May, NextEra Energy used data from IHS Markit projecting that the US would get 25% of its electricity from renewable energy resources by 2030. For the June meeting, it used data from NREL projecting 50% renewables by 2030. [CleanTechnica]
- “Electricity Prices Across The Grid Fall To Zero As Renewables Reach 44% Share” • You don’t get to see this very often. For one 5 minute dispatch period, all of the state-wide power grids in Australia carried electricity priced at zero or below. These grids cover Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia. [RenewEconomy]
- “Australia-Singapore Power Link project awarded Major Project Status” • The Northern Territory Government has awarded Major Project Status to Sun Cable’s Australia-Singapore Power Link. The proposed Australia-Singapore Power Link is a $20 billion, 10-GW solar farm and a storage facility of up to 30-GWh near Tennant Creek. [Utility Magazine]
- “US Shale Is Doomed No Matter What They Do” • As financial stress sets in for US shale companies, some are trying to drill their way out of the problem, while others are cutting costs. The problems they face, however, include the continually falling prices of renewables, which are already out-competing them, and a market moving to cut CO₂ emissions. [OilPrice.com]
- “Autonomous Tractors, Mining Equipment, and Construction Vehicles – Oh, My!” • Autonomous tractors are just one new technology that can increase farm productivity and efficiencies, bringing higher yields. AI can lead to detecting early symptoms of uneven emergence, weeds, nutrient deficiencies, disease, insect infestations, and more. [CleanTechnica]
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