Headline News:

  • “Shell Quits Major US Oil Lobby Over Climate Change” • Royal Dutch Shell said that it would not renew its membership in the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers lobby next year because of “material misalignment.” The energy company says it disagrees with the group’s policies, including those on climate change. [CNN]

Climate strike

  • “Germany:Renewables Covered 54% Of Net Power Production In March” • Germany set a new record in March as more than half of its power was generated from renewables, primarily solar and wind. In the first quarter, renewables accounted for 45.4% of net electricity generation, according to energy charts published by Fraunhofer ISE. [pv magazine International]
  • “GE Bets On Offshore Wind As Fossil Fuels Business Stumbles” • At GE Power, which makes and services natural gas and coal-fired power plants, orders have fallen precipitously. Because of this, GE’s stock has lost two-thirds of its value since the end of 2016. So GE is turning to investing in offshore windpower and renewable energy. [CNN]
  • “Australia: 100% Renewables Could Be Cheaper, Quicker And Easier Than Thought” • Windlab CEO Roger Price unveiled modelling from a detailed study undertaken by the company, which shows that Australia could transition to 100% renewables quickly, with less investment than most expect, and deliver a considerably lower price. [Daddyhood]
  • “GMP Says The Company, Not Ratepayers, Assumes Risks In Proposed Multiyear Rate Plan” • Green Mountain Power wants to get away from filing traditional contested rate cases that are like court trials and can happen almost annually. It asked the Public Utility Commission for permission to implement a multiyear rate plan. [Vermont Public Radio]

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Source: Green Events

April 3 Green Energy News