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Elon Musk reveals part 2 of his ‘Master Plan’ for Tesla, defends potential SolarCity deal

By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive

Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed “part deux” of his master plan for the company in a Wednesday blog post, outlining a vision to expand Tesla’s vehicle offerings and network them with rooftop solar and residential batteries . . . The acquisition of Tesla’s sister company SolarCity will allow Tesla to “create a smoothly integrated and beautiful solar-roof-with-battery product that just works,” Musk wrote, “empowering the individual as their own utility.” Read more here.

Photo: Elon Musk. Credit: Getty Images

White House rolls out plan to boost solar, efficiency access for low-income groups, Utility Dive
Iowa regulators open door to more net metering, Midwest Energy News
Wisconsin’s largest solar facility now operational, Daily Energy Insider
Pierre Solar Project Set To Be Largest in State,
South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Pilot Energy Storage Project installed at College of Marin in California, Renewable Energy World
How aggregated DERs are becoming the new demand response: Grid operators are designing new markets and mechanisms to get reliability and flexibility from aggregated distributed energy resources, Utility Dive
A 300-megawatt wind farm application has been submitted to the Public Service Commission for Barnes County, the largest ever filed in North Dakota, Bismarck Tribune
Great Wind Energy Deals Are Swaying Major Players
, PlanetSave

Minnesota advocates ‘pleasantly surprised’ with new U.S. Bancorp climate policy

Written by Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy News


Minnesota climate activists say they are “pleasantly surprised” after Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp issued a new environmental policy in June that will reduce lending for coal-fired power plants, coal mines and other environmentally harmful projects. Two bank officials have been meeting with MN350 members for the past several months on a new environmental policy that would discourage lending to fossil fuel interests. Advocates say the policy move — which they add could be stronger — is important because U.S. Bancorp (the parent company of U.S. Bank) is one of the largest financial services companies in the United States. Click to read more.

Photo: Climate activists outside U.S. Bancorp’s headquarters in Minneapolis. Credit: MN350

Deutsche Bank Pulls Back from Deals in Coal-Mining Sector, The New York Times
Solar energy powers Iowa jobs, The Gazette
North Dakota panel approves proposed $250 million wind farm, Bismarck Tribune
Regulators pave way for 102-megawatt wind farm in western Wisconsin, Journal Sentinel
Sonnen Launches a Home Battery for Self-Consumption at a 40% Reduced Cost, GreenTech Media
22 Proposed Microgrid Sites in Boston Could Save $1 Billion, Microgrid Knowledge
Student prompts schools to consider renewable energy, Winston-Salem Journal
Could Net-Zero Energy Schools Improve Children’s Education?, Rocky Mountain Institute
Solar car team prepares for race at Homestead, Beatrice Daily Sun
Utilities rebuild an aging lexicon to keep pace with change, EnergyWire