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September 8 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • The government of Scotland is now planning to phase out the sale of new petrol/gasoline and diesel cars by the year 2032, a full 8 years earlier than the current plans of the UK government. The plan was revealed by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Scotland currently accounts for roughly 10% of the UK’s total auto market. [CleanTechnica]
Princes Street, Edinburgh

Princes Street, Edinburgh

  • EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told CNN in an interview about Hurricane Irma that the time to talk about climate change is not now. “Here’s the issue,” Pruitt told CNN in a phone interview. “To have any kind of focus on the cause and effect of the storm, versus helping people or actually facing the effect of the storm, is misplaced.” [CNN]
  • Solar roof tile production at Tesla’s “Gigafactory 2” production plant in Buffalo, New York, has now begun, as of the end of August, according to the company’s Chief Technical Officer. Up to this point, for development reasons, Tesla’s new solar roof tiles have only been produced on a small scale in a plant in Fremont, California. [CleanTechnica]
  • A study from Denver’s Department of Environmental Health shows that moving to 100% clean energy by 2030 or earlier is an achievable strategy that Denver can pursue to meet its 80% by 2050 carbon-reduction goal. The report comes just weeks after the mayor issued a vision for powering all of Denver with renewable energy. [North American Windpower]
  • “Wired Japan woefully unprepared for EMP attack” • North Korea’s announcement that it has a hydrogen bomb raised fears of a new kind of attack that completely bypasses many hurdles of delivery technology: an electromagnetic pulse. An EMP attack would damage or destroy power and communications systems, and disable nuclear power plants. [The Japan Times]

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