Yet another NY lithium ion battery installation ignited last week, the third in a month – this third one in Jefferson County, where four trailers caught fire. In response, NY governor Hochul announces creation of Fire Safety Working Group with immediate inspections of storage sites across the state.
Maine surpasses target of installing 100,000 heat pumps by 2025, sets new goal of 175,000 by 2027.
Maine Legislature approves bill calling for the state to purchase 3 GW of offshore wind generation by 2040, equal to about half of Maine’s current usage.
PG & E launches distributed energy management system (DERMS) in partnership with Schneider Electric and Microsoft.
Japan’s Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation signs an agreement with SanFrancisco battery swap company Ample to develop a battery swap technology pilot project for electric trucks in Japan.
BMW, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis announced JV to establish N. American public fast-charging network w/minimum of 30,000 high-speed EV chargers operable by 2030. First U.S. units to be ready by summer 2024.
The US DOE will devote $20 million to program to improve solar energy installations and increase reduction, reuse and recycling of solar materials.