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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

August 14 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • Ask electric vehicle drivers what they don’t like about their electric car experience and the chances are most of them would say charging their vehicles away from home is their least favorite thing. Now, researchers in England are exploring the possibility of making wireless recharging available on some motorways, the English equivalent to our interstate highways. [CleanTechnica]
The possibility of EV recharging lanes is being explored in the UK.

The possibility of EV recharging lanes is being explored in the UK.

  • India’s Ministry of New & Renewable Energy shared annual capacity addition targets for the National Solar Mission. India aims to have an installed solar power capacity of 100 GW by 2022, including 40 GW of rooftop solar power capacity and 57 GW of utility-scale. Earlier this year, when it had 3 GW installed, it increased the targets to those levels from a target of 22 GW by 2022. [CleanTechnica]
  • Existing coal plants in Indonesia cause an estimated 7,100 premature deaths every year according to research by Harvard University and Greenpeace Southeast Asia, the first to look at illness and deaths associated with Indonesia’s coal-fired power plants. The number could be over 28,000 if the country goes ahead with a rollout of more than 100 new coal-fired power plants. [Dominican Today]
  • Even as President Obama hails the campaign against climate change, he’s opening the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to drilling and is on track to lease massive amounts of coal in the West. Renowned climate scientist James Hansen said he plans to write an analysis of the president’s policies “probably entitled ‘Delusions at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,’ or something like that.” [Alaska Dispatch News]
  • Ohio and 14 other states led by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey this afternoon asked the DC federal appeals court to block the US EPA from putting its Clean Power Plan into place until the courts decide whether the EPA can legally force states to limit CO2. This is unusual because a suit has not yet been filed on the legality of the EPA’s enforcement. [cleveland.com]

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