- “Nuclear power is ‘ridiculously expensive’ compared to solar, says longtime nuclear advocate” • A longtime nuclear industry advocate and former head of the International Energy Agency now says nuclear is too expensive compared to solar. Meanwhile, Bloomberg has repeatedly shown existing US nuclear power plants are “bleeding cash.” [ThinkProgress]
- “GHG worsens just as climate commission releases report” • The Vermont Climate Action report sets forth goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and dealing with the effects of climate change. It also contains discouraging news about the rise of GHG emissions in Vermont, which will make achieving ambitious goals challenging. [Vermont Biz]
- “Solar panel glut is muting effect of Trump tariffs on imports: SunPower” • A steep global decline in the price of solar modules is nearly offsetting the effect of the Trump administration’s 30% tariff on imported panels, the chief executive of SunPower said. The module price has dropped 12% since China reduced internal incentives. [ETEnergyWorld.com]
- “Repsol, Enagás join forces to produce hydrogen from solar energy” • Two months after announcing its intention to turn to renewables, Spanish oil giant Repsol named of its first technology partner. It will team up with Enagás, a Spanish energy company and European transmission system operator, to produce renewable hydrogen. [pv magazine International]
- “Ohio Residents Exercise Community Choice to Bill Themselves for Public Solar” • Residents of Athens, Ohio, passed a carbon fee ballot initiative to add 0.2¢/kWh to rates for Community Choice Aggregation members. The first-of-its-kind carbon fee would support installing PVs on public buildings and provide resources for public investment. [CleanTechnica]
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