- “Increasing Fossil Fuel Use Push Carbon Emissions to Record High” • Increasing coal, oil and gas use are pushing global carbon emissions to an all-time high, climate scientists have told the UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland. They said a projected rise in global emissions of more than 2% has due to growth in coal use and use of fossil fuels. [Irish Times]
- “South Australia’s Big Battery Slashes $40 million from Grid Control Costs in First Year” • South Australia’s big battery outperformed expectations for its first year, saving almost $40 million in grid stabilisation costs, helping prevent blackouts, and generally restoring confidence in energy supply, project backer Neoen said. [The Australian Financial Review]
- “Volkswagen Phasing Out Conventional Vehicles, May Build Cars at Ford Factories in US” • At an industry conference in Germany, Volkswagen said it is working on the last generation of conventional cars with internal combustion engines. It also hinted it may manufacture some cars jointly with Ford in that company’s US factories. [CleanTechnica]
- “Greenland Ice Sheet Melt ‘Off the Charts’ Compared with Past Four Centuries” • The journal Nature published a study that provides new evidence of the impacts of climate change on Arctic melting and global sea level rise. “From a historical perspective, today’s melt rates are off the charts,” said one of the study’s co-authors. [Science Daily]
- “Burn notice” • The National Climate Assessment’s newest report predicts continued climate change will impede economic growth, decrease water availability, spread diseases, and increase air pollution. The new report, “Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States,” examines climate change topics in ten US regions. [Tucson Weekly]
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