- The number of cities reporting they are mainly powered by clean energy has more than doubled since 2015. Data published by the not-for-profit environmental impact researcher CDP found that 101 of the more than 570 cities on its books sourced at least 70% of their electricity from renewable sources in 2017, compared to 42 in 2015. [The Guardian]
- The Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak announced that the ministry will hold a tender for Turkey’s first offshore wind power plant, and that the wind farm will be the largest of its kind in the world. The wind power farm will be built in the Aegean Sea. Turkey has potential for 32,000 MW in offshore wind power. [Daily Sabah]
- American solar manufacturer SunPower has announced restructuring plans in the wake of Donald Trump’s imposition of a 30% tariff on solar modules and cells following a Section 201 trade case. The plans will see the company cut up to 250 jobs, and it will incur restructuring costs of between $20 million and $30 million. [CleanTechnica]
- “China Will Lead In Autonomous Cars Despite Advances In US Testing & Technology” • The technology that makes it possible for cars to drive themselves is getting better all the time. As with electric cars, much of the push for autonomous vehicles comes from China, and odds are that China will be where AVs will gain widespread popularity first. [CleanTechnica]
- The New York Public Service Commission last week approved two measures that will to help the state achieve its target of 1,500 MW of energy storage target by 2025. One was a Consolidated Edison Co plan to expand the use of battery storage systems in its service territory by simplifying the process for private owners. [Utility Dive]
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Source: Green Events
February 27 Green Energy News