3,700: The total number of jobs Vestas has cut confirmed it will cut this year, including 1,400 announced this week, as the wind energy giant bunkers down for “the toughest year that the wind industry has seen for a number of years.”
1.03: The gigawatt amount that is India’s total solar power capacity, which, as Bloomberg reports, was almost all built in the past year.
1: The gigawatt amount of renewable energy generation that the US Army, Navy and Air Force each plan to deploy on US bases by 2025 – an effort announced in April.
33: The number of remote Queensland communities that rely almost entirely on diesel power generation.
1.6 billion: The Australian-dollar amount that the total diesel bill for the 5,500 customers scattered over these communities will amount to over the next 25 years, assuming that diesel fuel costs do not rise.
373 billion: The US dollar amount (2.37 trillion yuan) China has flagged spending on projects for conserving energy and reducing emissions in the five years through 2015.
10: The number of things we learned this week from AGL Energy CEO Michael Fraser, including that the Renewable Energy Target should stay as it is.
5: The number of things we learned this week from Origin Energy CEO Grant King, including that the Renewable Energy Target needs to be revised.
4,000,000: The rough number of square kilometres of floating Arctic sea-ice that, like Greenland’s ice mass, is also heading for a record melt.
7: The number of meters of sea-level rise that Greenland holds in its ice mass.
10,763: The number of square miles (nearly 7 million acres) that have burned in American wildfires so far during this record hot and dry year – the previous record was set in 2006. Currently 35 large fires and fire complexes are actively burning 1,375,022 acres.
47: The percentage of Japanese people surveyed in a government-commissioned poll who said they would prefer zero nuclear energy generation for Japan.