- “Wildfires In California This Year Have Scorched 3 Times More Land Than In The Same Period Of Last Year” • California had its worst fire season in 2020, with around 4.1 million acres burned, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. So far this year, fires have burned 142,477 acres in the state, 103,588 more acres than in the same period last year. [CNN]
- “Hanover OKs Power-Sourcing Plan And Keeps Town Manager” • In Hanover, New Hampshire, residents overwhelmingly voted, in a show of hands, to adopt a community power plan during Town Meeting. The plan gives municipal officials the ability to contract and bid for the energy needs of approximately 2,500 residential customers. [Valley News]
- “World at Peak Fossil Fuel Generation As Emerging Markets Adopt Renewables: CEEW Report” • Electricity generation by fossil fuels has peaked worldwide as emerging markets turn to low-cost renewables, according to a report published by India’s Council on Energy, Environment, and Water and the financial think tank Carbon Tracker. [The Weather Channel]
- “New Solar Farm In Bethel Brings State Near Renewable Energy Goal” • At a ribbon cutting at Hofstee Solar Farm in Bethel, New York, Lt Gov Kathy Hochul said, “We have three gigawatts of solar installed across the state. That is a milestone we hoped to achieve. Three gigawatts of solar is enough to power half a million homes.” [Spectrum News]
- “Enel Acquires 3200-MW US Solar Portfolio” • Enel Green Power North America has acquired a 3200-MW portfolio of solar and solar-plus-storage projects spread across the US from Dakota Renewable Energy. The 24 development-stage projects include 450 MW of storage capacity. They are planned to be operating commercially beginning in 2023. [reNEWS]
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