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Nikola and Republic scrap electric trash truck

The pair were working to design and build a refuse truck based on a zero-emissions battery-electric drive platform and body while also integrating multiple new systems into a new state-of-the-art vehicle.

With new safety measures in place, APS looks to reengage with BESS

Arizona Public Service wants more battery energy storage capacity and has new safety standards in place, prompted by a 2019 thermal runaway event in a utility-scale BESS near Phoenix.

Morning Brief: Texas bill would tax wind and solar but not natural gas, Covid speeds up peak oil

Also in the brief: 100-MW Mustang Two Whirlaway Solar Farm comes online in California, Arizona utility APS offering $144M to tribes in coal-country, Q CELLS to build a 41-MW floating PV power plant.

Morning Brief: Biden’s energy transition team, BlackRock CEO backs mandatory climate reporting

Also in the brief: The Solar Foundation and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council are merging, Trump administration removes scientist in charge of assessing climate change, Cypress Creek closed a seven-year, $200 million debt financing, and solar-powered butter.

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Morning Brief: Five consequences of a Biden administration for US energy, 150-MW solar project in Wisconsin is complete

Also in the brief: The first of presumably many items on solar-powered turkey farms.

Utility-scale solar roundup: PV-powered steel from Lightsource, Savion in Ohio and Michigan

Dean Solon, CEO of Shoals: “A lot of people thought that the 100 MW fields were all dead, but those suckers are coming back with a vengeance.”

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Utility-scale solar powers through 2020 with action in Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Indiana

Here’s this week’s gigawatt of big solar project news.

Morning Brief: Energy secretary slams ‘radical environmentalists,’ touts gas and nuclear as California’s energy future

Also in the brief: $1 million fine at stake as Minnesota solar developers fault Xcel for project delays, more on interconnection.

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State solar news: Net metering attacked in Vermont and Utah, Maine goes big in PV

In Vermont and Utah, net metering is under attack — in danger of being significantly devalued or eliminated. In Arizona, the state’s rooftop solar export rates have been saved for at least another year. Outside of policy, Maine has announced the winners of the state’s largest-ever renewable solicitation.

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Morning Brief: Palladium Energy forms JV to develop 500MW of big solar projects, California orders phase out of gas vehicles

Also in the brief: Solar dominates Maine’s largest renewables procurement on record.

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