THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Monday

Total Reopens La Mède Oil Refinery As Biofuel Facility

In 2015, French energy company Total shut down its La Mêde oil refinery in southeastern France and began repurposing it to produce biofuels. Today, after an investment of €275 million, that facility has begun…

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/07/07/total-reopens-la-mede-oil-refinery-as-biofuel-facility/


Forced outages of power plants worsened

Despite cooler weather temperatures that could help shave off electricity demand, Luzon grid still wobbles at “yellow” to “red alert” conditions due to worsening state of forced outages of power plants. On Friday (July 5)…

https://business.mb.com.ph/2019/07/07/forced-outages-of-power-plants-worsened/


Electric vehicles made up almost half of all cars sold in Norway in 2019

Almost half of new cars sold in Norway in the first six months of 2019 were fully electric, up from just over a quarter in the same period last year. In total, 48.4 percent of all new cars sold between January and June 2019 had…

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/electric-cars-norway-2019-sales-hybrid-fossil-fuels-a8992546.html


World’s largest solar power plant to be built in Abu Dhabi, start commercial operations in 2022

Abu Dhabi will be hosting the world’s largest single-site solar plant. About 24 international and local companies have signed up for bidding to build the plant. The project will cover an expanse of 20 square kilometres. It’s… 

https://www.ibtimes.co.in/worlds-largest-solar-power-plant-be-built-abu-dhabi-start-commercial-operations-2022-801165


New York Offers $55M for Long Island Energy Storage Projects

New York state is offering up to $55 million in incentives for commercial and residential energy storage projects on Long Island. The funding, announced Wednesday, is intended to reduce the costs of storage systems…

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-york/articles/2019-07-07/new-york-offers-55m-for-long-island-energy-storage-projects


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