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Rivian is funding a $1bn solar project built on a Kentucky coal mine.

Rivian, the Californian electric truck and SUV manufacturer, just signed its largest contract yet to buy renewable energy as a means of working toward its net-zero emissions commitment.
The 100MW deal, disclosed in July after months of evaluations, is notable not just for its size but also for its location in rural Kentucky atop the former site of one of the largest coal mines in Appalachia. It's a massive infrastructure project with an estimated price tag of $1bn, although Rivian's exact financial commitment is undisclosed. The company's motivation to support renewable energy in the state is easier to see: Earlier this year, Rivian said it planned to build a remanufacturing site in Bullitt County, potentially creating 218 jobs.
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    • George Kariuki

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      We need to do everything we can to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and mitigate the effects of climate change.

      • Ann Nyambura

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        Well done, Rivian!

        • Elizabeth Gathigia

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          It's a great project, renewable energy ⚡ all the way

          • Jane Wangui

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            @elizbeth_gathigia It is like burying our past literally. We need to do away with coal.

          • johnte ndeto

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            A solar energy plant replacing a coal mine is really a bold move by rivian

            • Rotich Kim

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              Awesome news congratulations Rivian we need more parternship who have the interest to safeguard our environment

              • walter lungayi

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                Rivian's funding of a $1bn solar project on a Kentucky coal mine is a positive step towards transitioning to renewable energy and reducing emissions. It's encouraging to see a major electric vehicle manufacturer actively supporting clean energy initiatives.

                • Sarah Chabane

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                  Super interesting approach!

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