- “A ‘Major Gas Explosion’ In Baltimore Has Killed One Person, Injured Seven” • A “major gas explosion” destroyed three houses in northwest Baltimore, killing a woman and critically injuring seven people as at least three dozen firefighters continue to search for people buried in the rubble and debris, the Baltimore Fire Department said. [Forbes]
- “Nikola Books Order For 2,500 Electric Refuse Trucks” • As Nikola’s first factory is going up in Arizona, it announced that it signed an agreement with Phoenix-based Republic Services for 2,500 zero emissions all electric refuse trucks, with possibly 2,500 more at a later time. Republic is the second largest refuse hauler in the US. [CleanTechnica]
- “New 6-Bladed Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Can Power Your Off-Grid Home For 30 Years Safely” • The Icelandic renewable energy company IceWind is now launching its innovative six-bladed wind-powered turbines for home use in the US. The new Freya model from IceWind, which starts at $3,200, is an entirely different design. [Forbes]
- “Plummeting Renewable Energy, Battery Prices Mean China Could Hit 62% Clean Power And Cut Costs 11% By 2030” • A study shows plummeting clean energy prices mean China could run its grids reliably on at least 62% non-fossil electricity generation by 2030, while cutting costs 11% compared to a business-as-usual approach. [Forbes]
- “After Scrapping Gas Pipeline, Duke Looks To Plug Hole With Renewables, Grid Investments” • Duke Energy reported a $1.6 billion charge related to abandoning the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The utility also showed how its plans for renewable energy and grid modernization will fill in the capital-investments hole left by the canceled pipeline project. [GreenTech Media]
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