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Energy: Wednesday Updates. #SDdigest

01.11.2018 — 0

  • African airport turns to solar power as it aims to cut emissions. In an announcement earlier this week solar business Solarcentury said it had signed a contract with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to undertake the work at Moi International Airport, in Mombasa.

  • An upgrade to Tesla Inc’s ‘Summon’ auto-parking feature will be ready within six weeks and will allow its vehicles to drive around a parking lot, find an empty spot and read parking signs, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Thursday. The upgrade will be compatible in all Tesla cars made in the past two years, Musk said in a series of tweets on Thursday.

  • Depleted Western Balkan rivers hit power generation, up prices. Daily production from Serbia’s hydropower plants dropped by 20 percent to 15 million kilowatt hours (kWh), power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) said in an email.

  • The US Environmental Protection Agency has sent its proposal for 2019 blending volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the White House for final review, a filing with the Office of Management and Budget showed on Wednesday.

  • Shell profits soar to four-year high. The world’s second-largest listed oil and gas company saw its cash generation from operations rise by nearly 60 percent to $12.1 billion, as deep cost savings in recent years filtered through.

  • China faces power supply risks as coal-fired capacity growth slows. China added 15.73 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power from January to September, though that was 9.54 GW less than in the same period of last year.

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