Weekly News Flash: the top energy-related stories you need to read

Hey everyone! Here are the most interesting energy and sustainability-focused articles we read this past week. Please share other interesting articles with us at @GreentownLabs

Bloomberg: Argentina Auction Seeks to Spur $2 Billion Clean-Power Spending

Argentina is planning its first renewable energy auction, with the hope of spurring $2 billion in clean energy investments.

BostInno: Here’s the Full List of 128 MassChallenge Startups for 2016

MassChallenge announced the 128 startups that are participating in its 2016 accelerator program Thursday, with seven of the nine cleantech startups hailing from Massachusetts. Including two of our member companies: Spyce and De-Ice!

Discovery: Solar-Powered ‘Band Aids’ Offer Flexible Energy

Scientists have developed thin, flexible solar cells that can be applied to skin like a bandage, a system that overcomes barriers experienced by current wearable technologies.

Fortune: Audi Plans to Launch a New Electric Vehicle Model Every Year

Audi is planning to launch a new electric vehicle model every year beginning in 2018.

The Guardian: Shell Creates Green Energy Division to Invest in Wind Power

Shell has established a green energy division, to invest in wind power and other renewables.

PV Magazine: World Bank to Provide $750 Million for Rooftop Solar PV in India

The World Bank announced that it will provide $750 million in funding for rooftop solar installations in India.

Mashable: Earth has Now Seen an Unprecedented 12 Straight Months of Record-Shattering Warmth

Data shows that each of the past 12 months was the warmest such month in recorded history.

Mashable: Futuristic Device is Helping Scientists Break Solar-Efficiency Record

Scientists have developed a prism that has already broken a world record for the amount of solar energy it can create from unfocused sunlight.

North American WindPower: U.S. Still Tops The List Of Most Attractive Renewable Energy Markets

The United States was ranked the most attractive renewable energy market for investors.