Utility Dive article contributed by Lavannya Pulluveetil Barrera,
access and equity program manager at Vote Solar.
Partnerships with frontline communities, communities of color, and low wealth communities are essential to creating a just energy system. It should come as no surprise that those closest to the problem hold the most transformative solutions, yet often the leaders representing those communities are absent from coalition tables pushing clean energy policy, are not heard on main-stage panels at conferences, are not contacted when building projects where people stand to benefit the most from the clean energy transition. Read more here.
The Trump Administration on Friday announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized $9.6 billion to rebuild Puerto Rico’s power infrastructure — three years after the island’s electric grid was destroyed by Hurricane Maria. Questions remain, however, about how the federal disaster recovery funding can be spent, including whether the money can go towards new distributed generation or must be spent repairing existing infrastructure.
FIRST-EVER SOLAR MORTGAGE REIT
How Solar Investors Can Help Pave The Way For A Green Economic Recovery, Forbes
The writer, a Forbes Councils Member is Co-Founder and CEO of RadiantREIT, targeting institutional investors to build the first-ever solar mortgage real estate investment trust.
SOLAR RACKING & TRACKING INNOVATION
US solar racking industry now innovating, consolidating, PV Magazine
With installers and developers trying to squeeze every kilowatt-hour out of every rooftop and every array, racking and trackers are the unsung heroes that secure and tilt panels, while maximizing output and protecting wiring and other gear.
AMERICAN WIND POWER FACTS
U.S. wind power plays an important role in diversifying America’s energy portfolio, and provides affordable, reliable electricity for millions of Americans. As we kick off both NCEW and Climate Week NYC and their discussion of common-sense solutions to support economic recovery, here are six things you need to know about wind energy:
- Walmart targets zero emissions by 2040, WOWT
It also wants to manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land and 1 million square miles of ocean.
- Previously posted about Walmart’s Gigaton PPA initiative: Walmart, Schneider Electric team up to help suppliers transition to renewable energy, Supply Chain Dive
FACEBOOK’S NEW CLIMATE STRATEGY
Facebook aims to fight climate misinformation and reach net zero emissions by 2030, BusinessGreen article republished by GreenBiz
Following years of criticism for its part in the spread of climate misinformation, Facebook has announced plans for a new virtual Climate Science Information Center that will connect its users to up-to-date science-based climate information. The Climate Science Information Center initially will launch in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and France and bring together factual resources from the world’s leading climate organizations. The firm announced the launch of the dedicated climate space on its site last week as it announced a new plan to reach net zero emissions from its supply chain, including suppliers, employee commuting and business travel, by 2030.
TESLA BATTERY DAY
- Tesla Battery Day 2020: How, When and Where to Watch Elon Musk September 22 Livestream, Newsweek. The show goes live today at 3:30 pm Central.
- 4 Questions Going Into Tesla’s Battery Day, Greentech Media
- Previously Posted: Tesla battery day bingo, PV Magazine
Earlier this year, Musk told analysts that what he had to say “will blow your mind. It blows my mind.” Here’s a list of battery hyperbole and terms you’re bound to hear at the event.
- Tesla slashes the price of the Powerpack by 27% on Battery Day, Electrek