- In a new report, the IEA estimates that widespread nuclear phaseouts would likely result in an increase in carbon emissions. In other news, the sky is blue.
- While it has been well-publicized that electricity prices in Germany have been rising for the last decade, perhaps it is less well-known that power has gotten cheaper for industrial consumers:
Ja, Haushaltsstrom ist teuer (auch weil Deutschland die #Erneuerbaren angeschoben hat, wovon jetzt die Welt profitiert). Aber die Industriestrompreise sind günstig, für Großverbraucher sogar einer der billigsten Preise in Europa. Die deutschen Bürger subventionieren die Industrie pic.twitter.com/8pr0oFW7pg— Stefan Krauter (@solarpapst) May 29, 2019
- Although this piece from Carbon Brief is a few weeks old, I thought it was important to share. In summary, while the lifecycle emissions from EVs is largely dependent on the local electricity mix, they are very likely to be greener than conventional vehicles.
- Siemens sees a future for electric trucks powered by overhead lines.
- Drax, Equinor and National Grid Ventures aim to develop UK’s first zero carbon cluster in Yorkshire.