- “GCL Plans To Invest $2.5 Billion In World’s Largest Solar Panel Factory” • A report published by Power Technology says China’s GCL Systems Integration Technology plans to invest more than $2.5 billion to build the world’s largest solar panel factory. It will reportedly be able to produce enough solar panels to meet half of global demand. [CleanTechnica]
- “Northland Makes Canadian Offshore Move” • Northland Power, a Canadian company, is to buy an early-stage offshore wind development from NaiKun Wind Energy Group off British Columbia, Canada. The deal, which is expected to close in mid-2020, will see Northland take 100% ownership of the NaiKun offshore wind farm. [reNEWS]
- “This Company Wants To Turn Your Windows Into Solar Panels” • What if every window could generate electricity? MIT spin-off Ubiquitous Energy has developed transparent solar cells. Its ClearView Power windows are “solar glass” that turn sunlight into energy without the blue-grey opaque panels we generally associate with solar energy. [CNN]
- “Coronavirus And The States: Plastic Bag Bans On Hold; Nuclear Plants Run Low On Gloves, Masks, Wipes” • Several states have put their plastic bag bans on hold or banned the use of reusable bags to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Plastic Industry Association called bag bans “a public safety risk.” Greenpeace disagreed. [Missoula Current]
- “States Quietly Pass Laws Criminalizing Fossil Fuel Protests Amid Coronavirus Chaos” • At least three states, Kentucky, South Dakota, and West Virginia, have passed laws putting new criminal penalties on protests against fossil fuel infrastructure. The laws were passed in just the past two weeks amid the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic. [HuffPost]
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