- “Self-Proclaimed ‘Queen Of [WORD] Robots’ Builds The First Tesla Truck” • Tesla’s pickup truck is set to be unveiled in just a few months, but one eager maker just had to go off and make one for herself. Simone Giertz, who has shown some seriously odd robot creations on her YouTube channel, built herself the world’s first Tesla pickup. [CleanTechnica]
- “Yellow Light In US Auto Industry: Consumer Demand Problem Growing For Gas Cars” • A recent article in Forbes highlighted that JD Power and LMC Automotive have found “a growing backlog of unsold new cars and trucks” across the country. The reason? Sales are down. People are buying fewer and fewer gasoline-powered cars. [CleanTechnica]
- “Fooled Again: New “ACE” Power Plan Brings Back Nuclear Energy Jobs, Not Coal Jobs” • The Affordable Clean Energy plan was announced with great fanfare and coal miners in attendance. ACE replaces President Obama’s Clean Power Plan with one that stresses both affordable and clean. But that leaves coal still in its death spiral. [CleanTechnica]
- “Fossil Fuels Produce Less Than Half Of UK Electricity For First Time” • This year will be the first that fossil fuels make up less than half of the electricity generated, according to National Grid. Instead, UK homes and businesses will rely more on clean electricity generated by wind farms, solar panels, hydro power and nuclear power reactors. [The Guardian]
- “Retreat And Abandonment – The $400 Billion Problem Confronting US Coastal Communities” • The Center For Climate Integrity forecasts that protecting US coastal communities from rising sea levels could cost $400 billion over the next 20 years. This is not a worst-case scenario. CCI says, “In reality, the situation could be much worse.” [CleanTechnica]
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