- “North Carolina didn’t like science on sea levels … so passed a law against it” • In 2012, North Carolina reacted to a prediction by its Coastal Resources Commission that sea levels could rise by 39 inches over the next century by passing a law banning policies based on such forecasts. Now it is in the path of Hurricane Florence. [The Guardian]
- “Nuclear plants in Florence’s path prepare to weather storm” • As Hurricane Florence churns its way towards the Carolinas, at least 8 nuclear power plants stand in its way. North Carolina’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant, and South Carolina’s Robinson and Vogtle Nuclear Stations are in areas that will likely see the worst impacts. [The Weather Network]
- “Clean energy can provide 100% of electricity” • A report by the Centre for Alternative Technology says clean energy could meet all our electricity needs, using only existing technology, at all times of the day, and all year round. It draws on “scenarios” designed to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement, developed at various scales. [Eco-Business]
- “EU Plan to Rely on Wood for Energy Will Increase Emissions” • A plan that the EU says will almost double its use of renewable energy by 2030 through increased use of wood products will also significantly increase both deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications. [US News & World Report]
- “US Solar Market Experiences Slight Turnaround In Q2” • US solar saw something of a turnaround in the second quarter, with utility-scale solar procurement soaring and the residential installations stabilizing, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association. [CleanTechnica]
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