Thursday, October 22, 2020

Energy produced by Facebook's "Prospero I solar project [will] be routed to Shell Energy North America to power the oil and gas giant’s fracking"

The oil and gas industry has learned that large wind and solar farms are a good way to safeguard electricity supplies. For example, using renewables might save an oil and gas firm from having to rely on diesel fuel, which can be problematic and dangerous. Fracking requires a tremendous amount of energy and is flourishing in a remote desert rich in wind and sun. These factors, along with key financial incentives, have helped inspire the seemingly odd union, between large renewable firms and large oil and gas companies.
(The press release about the project from 2019.)