Chile to hold new energy auction in JuneAccording to the bidding terms published by the National Energy Commission, project proposals may be submitted by June 11 and the results will be announced on June 19. Successful bidders will secure a 15-year power supply deal and some 5.6 TWh of electricity is expected to be generated annually as a result of the new capacity.2
As the San Joaquin Valley Grows Hotter, Questions Arise About Future Power Grid ReliabilityThis fall, as millions of Californians went without power and wildfires claimed homes and livelihoods, the fragile state of California’s electricity grid came center-stage. Our deep reliance on it to power our homes, businesses, schools, healthcare and medical devices, and other critical services al1
New DirectionsWhat’s that saying about crisis and opportunity? Andrew Bailey and François Villeroy de Galhau, governors of the central banks of England and France respectively, wrote a Guardian editorial today warning countries that rebuilding after coronavirus must be done with climate change in mind. They encouraged officials to “build back better,” focusing on renewable energy rather
Here’s how carbon emissions would drop if all UK cars suddenly became electricThe COVID-19 lockdown has led to reduced pollution and emissions in the UK and around the world, providing a clear indication of how cars affect air quality and carbon emissions. But such a change is only temporary – millions of petrol cars are waiting for restrictions to ease. Then, higher levels of emissions will resume. …
Cuba introduces new rules, fiscal incentives for solar prosumersWith Decree No. 345, the Cuban government aims to encourage consumers to install rooftop PV projects. The new rules will help to facilitate the sale of surplus power within the national electricity system, among other matters.17
Viewpoint: Fessenheim closure subverts modern environmentalism : Perspectives - World Nuclear NewsShutting down the Fessenheim nuclear power plant will lead to additional emissions and the loss of thousands of jobs, writes Valérie Faudon, general delegate of the French Nuclear Energy Society.