- “Climate Change Will Melt Vast Parts Of The Himalayas, Study Says” • At least a third of the ice in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, an area that includes Mount Everest and K2, could melt by the end of this century, a study said. That is even if there is aggressive action to curb greenhouse gases and meet the Paris climate agreement goals. [CNN]
- “Global Offshore Wind Capacity To Increase Sixfold, Predicts WoodMac” • Global offshore wind power capacity is expected to increase almost sixfold over the next decade according to a report from Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables, growing from being deployed in only 7 countries at the end of 2017 to 18 countries by 2027. [CleanTechnica]
- “Green New Deal Won’t Call For End To Fossil Fuels” • Legislative text being crafted by Democrats calls for “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions” but does not explicitly call for phasing out oil, gas and coal. Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen Ed Markey are expected to introduce a resolution outlining elements of the plan within days. [Politico]
- “Why Disney World Is Betting On Clean Energy” • Climate change is bad for business. But companies that invest in clean energy, engage customers in sustainability efforts and leverage their influence to drive smart policies can turn a downside risk into tangible cost-savings, customer retention and global leadership. [Environmental Defense Fund]
- “Volkswagen’s Electrify America To Install Hundreds Of New Tesla Powerpacks” • Electrify America, a Volkswagen subsidiary created as part of the “dieselgate” settlement, announced plans to fit more than 100 of its electric car charging stations with Tesla Powerpack batteries over the course of this year to avoid overloading the grid. [Inverse]
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