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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

January 7 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Silvopasture Can Mitigate Climate Change. Will US Farmers Take it Seriously?” • Trees absorb and sequester large amounts of carbon over time. The sequestering process is rendered even more powerful when they are used together with grazing and planted on “marginal” land that is not great for growing crops, such as woodland edges. [Civil Eats]

Cattle grazing in a silvopasture forest in Georgia (Photo: USDA National Agroforestry Center)

  • “Researchers Say Solar and Wind Energy Could Be the End of Coal in Texas” • Texas is a renowned producer of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, but researchers at Houston’s Rice University claim that increased solar and wind energy adoption could be all Texas needs to quit coal for good. Texas does not even need batteries for such a transformation. [Hydrogen Fuel News]
  • “Years of Shoddy Safety Policies Leave Pacific Gas and Electric Facing Bankruptcy” • After being suspected a culprit of the last devastating Californian wildfires, PG&E is reportedly facing bankruptcy. The utility is not only facing severe criticism over its recurring lack of security prevention in recent years, but also gigantic lawsuits. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Hydrogen May Have a Future on the Rails” • Perhaps, finally, hydrogen’s moment has arrived. Electricity from renewable sources can be used to split water into oxygen and hydrogen through electrolysis. That “green hydrogen” can then be used in fuel cells to generate electricity. It can also be used to power rail transportation. [Red, Green, and Blue]
  • “Cuomo Calls Elon: Can Tesla Put NYC Subway System Back on Track?” • The MTA, which operates the New York City subway and bus system, is under the control of the governor, not the city. The system used to be one of the best in the world, but today it need help, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked for it from Elon Musk. [CleanTechnica]

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