Daily Archives: August 7, 2020

Power Plant Items: August 6, 2020

By STAN KAPLAN This is a list of public-source items on developments in power plant construction and retirements, generally updated on Thursdays. If you have comments or have an item to add to an upcoming list, please contact me. For the time being this is an experiment. If you find it useful let me know….

The Black Farmer Backs Our Call for Land Access

By Nick Rosen Black Farmer Calls For Church, State And Private Land Owners To Make More Allotment Space Available For ‘Farming Lite’ – 45% Increase In Demand For Allotments Due To COVID-19 Accentuates 18 Month Backlog More allotments for all equals more food for all THE BLACK FARMER, a Jamaican, born-again country gentleman, has backed…

EGLE awards $1.7 million for 36 EV charger stations

By Nick Assendelft Drivers of electric vehicles will have more locations to recharge their vehicle’s batteries as they travel across Michigan through $1.7 million in grants announced today by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for direct current fast chargers (DCFC) along well-traveled routes, which will make it more convenient for…

BP underscores commitment to energy transition

By Richard Brooks BP is making a strategic decision to be a leader in the energy transition. I’m thinking the new BP stands for “British Preservation” with the push for zero carbon energy in this announcement. This energy transition is going to require careful planning, coordination and strong leadership. Today we rely on natural gas…

SmartStop self-storage company completes first of 10 solar projects planned in 2020

By Kelsey Misbrener SmartStop Self Storage REIT, a self-managed and fully-integrated self-storage company with approximately $1.6 billion of self storage assets under management, announced the completion of the first solar panel project as part of a broader Company-wide initiative to reduce SmartStop’s carbon footprint and become more energy efficient. The 61.38-kW project at SmartStop’s Mt….

The Summer of Battery Storage

By [email protected] We may be facing one of the worst economic downturns in American history, but it hasn’t stopped the surge in battery storage development. We’re constantly hearing phrases like “world’s largest” and “record-breaking” as new gigawatt-scale projects are unveiled weekly. Small-scale batteries are being attached to more than one-third of residential solar systems for…

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