- “Somebody Needs To Tell Ohio Farmers About Agrophotovoltaics” • Farmers in Ohio believe they are being forced to choose between the life style they know and the economic rewards of renewable energy. But the combination of farming and solar energy has been tested repeatedly. It works, and it creates greater opportunities. [CleanTechnica]
- “The Bus Wars Are Over. Electricity – And China – Won.” • The bus wars are over and electricity has won, thanks to a big boost from China. With China’s massive investment in and support for electric buses, electrics are now racing past a 50% share of new bus sales worldwide, according to a recent analysis by Bloomberg NEF. [ThinkProgress]
- “For Nearly 20 Years, GRACE Has Helped Us Understand Climate Change” • In 2002, two satellites designed to take detailed measurements of the Earth were put into space. They provided detailed daily information on climate change for 15 years. Now, the GRACE Follow-On mission has been launched successfully to take their place. [CleanTechnica]
- “Three Mile Island Plant, Site Of Nuclear Accident, To Close” • Three Mile Island, site of the worst nuclear power crash in the US, will begin a planned shutdown beginning June 1 now that it is apparent that it will not get a fiscal rescue Exelon Corp said. It has been two years since Exelon first threatened to shut the plant unless it got a bailout. [Mayfield Recorder]
- “Puerto Rico Adopts New Climate Law, With Goal Of 100% Renewable Energy By 2050” • Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló has signed into law a new climate change initiative that calls for the island commonwealth to reduce its carbon emissions 50% in the next five years and transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. [Yale Environment 360]
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