- “Greenland Is Melting In A Heatwave. That’s Everyone’s Problem” • Extreme heat bowled over Europe last week, smashing records in its wake. Now, the heatwave that started in the Sahara has rolled into Greenland, where more records are expected to crumble in the coming days. This has effects across the globe. [CNN]
- “Turning Heat Into Light Could Make Solar Panels 80% Efficient, Rice Researchers Say” • Scientists at Rice University are turning heat into light which can be used to make electricity. They say their research could ultimately lead to solar panels that are 80% efficient, nearly four times as efficient as any panels that are commercially available today. [CleanTechnica]
- “Coke And Pepsi Abandon The Plastics Lobby” • Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, two major sellers of plastic bottles, have made sweeping sustainability commitments. Now they are stepping away from a plastics lobbying group. The association took positions that “were not fully consistent with our commitments and goals,” Coca-Cola said in a statement. [CNN]
- “Porsche Has 30,000 Reservations For Its Taycan Electric 4-Door Sports Car” • The new Porsche Taycan all-electric 4-door sedan will be in production soon and the company says it already has 30,000 reservations for the car. In light of that level of interest, the initial plan to build 20,000 cars a year has been doubled to 40,000. [CleanTechnica]
- “Engie Secures Storage Six Pack In Massachusetts” • Engie Storage is to supply and operate a 19-MW portfolio of six energy storage systems in Massachusetts, to be coupled with solar power plants. The combined solar and storage portfolio will participate in ISO-New England wholesale markets. It is being developed by Syncarpha Capital. [reNEWS]
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