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Polar Night Energy, an energy tech firm in Finland has devised a new technology which can utilize sand to store heat energy for a long time. It is now up and running at Kankaanpää in Western Finland.
The US Administration has approved two large solar power plants in California with 465MW of energy production for 132,000 homes, and is also considering a third 500MW plant for clean, green energy.
Tesla's Big Battery at Geelong, Victoria, caught fire earlier today. The responsible authority has since deployed fire firefighting teams there, and a warning for the locals has also been issued.
By 2030, Google has pledged to shift all its data centers and offices to renewable sources of energy under a plan dubbed "Stretch Goal". It will ditch oil and gas-based power completely.