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Now, in other news:

U.S. to shift part of F-35 supply chain out of Turkey

Janes Defense Weekly reports that the U.S. government has decided to move out part of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter supply chain from Turkey and bring it back to the U.S. For this, it will spend between $500 million and $600 million.

"Unfortunately, Turkey's decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible," the White House said in a statement.

Historic offshore wind power procurement project

It was a historic day when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the results of the largest procurement of offshore wind power in U.S. history. He named Empire Wind and Sunrise Wind as winners of the state’s first offshore wind energy project.

Signs of trade thaw? China's biggest U.S. sorghum purchase since April

With trade talks resuming with the U.S., China has made its biggest purchase of U.S. sorghum since the last week of April. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture data, the world’s top sorghum importer bought 51,072 metric tons of the grain. The purchase is most likely for livestock feed or to produce the Chinese liquor called baijiu, reports Reuters.

HECO finalizes largest-ever renewables procurement effort

Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) has finalized its proposed renewables plan. In documents submitted to the state regulator, it explains how it will acquire a range of non-emitting energy resources over the next five years to replace coal- and oil-fired power plants.

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