HB 6 sent back to House, Berkeley bans gas in new buildings: pvMB 7/18/19


HB 6 sent back to Ohio House – The Ohio Senate yesterday voted to send HB 6, which you can read about at length here and here, back to the House. In a scathing review on the bill, Sierra club has said: “At a time when Ohio and the world are grappling with the catastrophic reality of the climate crisis, HB 6 demonstrates the clear focus of Ohio legislators to the here and now of campaign dollars versus the long-term safety and security of their constituents.” Source: Sierra Club


Berkeley bans gas in new buildings – As of the beginning of 2020 the city of Berkeley, California will no longer allow new buildings to contain natural gas pipes. The vote was unanimous and the measure was supported by the University of California’s Office of the President (UCOP), PG&E and the Sierra Club. This will cut into the 27% total and 73% of building emissions that natural gas represents in the city. Source: Berkeleyside


ReNew Petra signs deal to bring 100 MW to US annually – “hep Energy USA, the US affiliate of the HEP Kapitalverwaltung AG, a German-based clean energy fund, has announced a strategic partnership with ReNew Petra, a renewable energy construction, development, and management company.  This partnership will drive its North American investment strategy to develop more than 100 MW of distributed solar annually and will leverage its newly formed Development Fund. This new development entity will operate as Emerald Hills Holding. Through this strategic move, ReNew Petra, which has been a strong regional developer in North Carolina and the southeast, is poised to expand its geographic reach and build its balance sheet.” Source ReNew Petra


SimplPhi announced that they’ve lowered pricing and increased the size of their hardware – “The company’s top selling PHI 3.5 and PHI 2.7 kWh battery models are now enhanced to offer greater energy capacity, increased to PHI 3.8 kWh and PHI 2.9 kWh respectively while maintaining the same compact size, low weight, scalability and high performance. The all-in-one AccESSExprESS and Genny product lines will also feature higher capacity PHI batteries and a lower up-front price per kWh.” Source – SimpliPhi


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