- “Nuro Partners With Kroger For Autonomous Delivery Service In Houston” • Nuro is making self-driving delivery service available to Kroger customers in the 77401 and 77096 zip codes in Houston for a fee of $5.95. Customers will be able to shop for their groceries online or via the app, schedule the delivery, and meet the vehicle at the curb. [CleanTechnica]
- “What That Flashy Renewable Energy Paper Got Wrong” • A much talked-about paper from the University of Chicago says renewable energy mandates have high costs. But the paper, which was not peer-reviewed, has serious problems. Its most recent data is from 2015, when costs were 50% higher than they are today. [Natural Resources Defense Council]
- “Solar Power Doubles In Most American Cities In Last Six Years” • According to a new report from the Environment America Research and Policy Center, solar power capacity at least doubled in 45 out of the 57 biggest American cities in the last six years. In some American cities the solar PV capacity quadrupled. [CleanTechnica]
- “Fourteen Answer California Offshore Wind Call” • The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has received expressions of interest from 14 developers in the call for information and nominations for obtaining commercial wind energy leases off the West Coast. The leases are in three proposed areas off central and northern California. [Offshore WIND]
- “Iraq’s Oil Boom Could Be Derailed By A Lack Of Water” • Iraq’s oil production has doubled in the last ten years, but It needs as much as 1.5 barrels of water for every barrel of oil. Iraq relies on imports from neighboring countries for 70% of the water it consumes. River levels have fallen by as much as 40% in the last 20 years. [CNN]
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