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Elon Musk’s growing empire of companies that make electric cars, sell #solarpanels and launch #rockets into space—is fueled by $4.9 billion in government #subsidies, #grants, and #taxcredits.

Why is this a good thing?

https://www.pvbuzz.com/tax-subsidies-tesla/
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The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his announcement that the state is doubling the NY Sun solar goal to 6 GW by 2025, extending the state’s existing incentive program and launching a new round of large-scale solar awards.

https://www.pvbuzz.com/press-releases/seia-commends-ny-gov-cuomo-for-boosting-the-states-investments-in-solar-energy/
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The largest utility in California, Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation (PG&E), announced plans to file for bankruptcy protection as it faces “huge costs” from last year’s wildfires, and could face as much as $30 billion in a liability lawsuit.

https://www.pvbuzz.com/largest-utility-in-california-declare-bankruptcy/
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MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand.

The system may be designed to power a small city not just when the sun is up or the wind is high but around the clock.

https://www.pvbuzz.com/mit-power-on-demand/
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“The growing green economy is among the greatest economic opportunities for Canada in a generation,” said Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. “Becoming an IRENA member will accelerate Canada’s efforts to build a clean energy future that will bring new economic growth and thousands of new, well-paying jobs”

https://www.pvbuzz.com/canada-joins-irena/
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Fewer rooftop solar photovoltaics installations exist in African-American and Hispanic-dominant neighborhoods than in white-dominant neighborhoods, even when controlling for household income and home ownership.

Says a study by researchers from Tufts University and the University of California, Berkeley, published today in the journal Nature Sustainability.

https://www.pvbuzz.com/press-releases/racial-disparities-adoption-of-rooftop-solar-photovoltaics/

#solarpower #socialjustice #cleantech
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Coal consumption is on the rise but will remain roughly stable over the next five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts.

https://www.pvbuzz.com/coal-consumption-expanding/
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The battery industry is rapidly changing, in part because of growth in mobile devices and electric cars. The lithium-ion battery industry alone is expected to grow to $93 billion by 2025.

But the energy sector could be disrupted by battery innovation as well.

Here's everything you need to know about the big business of batteries and how battery innovation is changing our world.

https://www.pvbuzz.com/lithium-ion-battery-industry-changing-the-world/
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More than 40 percent of the world’s #coalplants are operating at a loss due to high fuel costs and that proportion could rise to nearly 75 percent by 2040, a report by environmental think-tank Carbon Tracker showed. https://goo.gl/aH4HQy
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