- “They Want To Create Floating Islands To Convert Sunlight Into Energy” • Researchers in Switzerland and Norway are trying to recycle carbon dioxide to make fuel. In a study published this month, the group proposes to use marine-based floating islands of solar cells to make hydrogen, extract CO₂ from sea water, and react them to make methanol. [CNN]
- “Synthetic Fuels: Supporting Wärtsilä’s Vision Of A 100% Renewable Energy Future” • As Wärtsilä continues to pursue a 100% renewable energy future, one emerging technology that looks set to play a major part in the process is synthetic fuel production, which generates synthetic fuel from excess CO₂ emissions. [Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide]
- “Sunrun Brings Brightbox To New Jersey, Expands In New York State” • Sunrun, the leading home solar and battery provider in the US, announced that it was expanding its offerings in two key markets. The company is bringing its Brightbox home solar and battery service to residents of New Jersey, and it is expanding its offerings in New York state. [CleanTechnica]
- “After 12 Years, The Oregon House Passes Controversial Carbon-Reduction Bill” • After more than six hours of debate, the Oregon House passed House Bill 2020, a long-awaited effort to meet the state’s carbon emission reduction goals. The bill is called “Clean Energy Jobs Bill” to emphasize the new green energy jobs it may create. [Willamette Week]
- “Flesh-Eating Bacteria In New Jersey Reveal One Possible Effect Of Climate Change, Study Says” • In the past two years, five cases of Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacterial infection, have been tied to Delaware Bay. Water temperatures have been rising there in recent years, making favorable conditions for the bacteria, according to a study. [CNN]
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