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August 24 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier” • David Koch died at the age of 79. He is best known as a major funder of right-wing political causes from tax cuts to deregulation, an arts patron, and a man-about-town. But to his critics, his most lasting political legacy might very well be the rapidly warming world that he left behind. [The New York Times]

David Koch in 2015 (Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons)

  • “Parsing The 35 Page, $16 Trillion Green New Deal From Bernie Sanders” • Bernie’s plan is projected to cost $16 trillion over the next 15 years. But Sanders says it will pay for itself by eliminating fossil fuel subsidies, requiring fossil fuel companies to pay for the damage their products do, and adding tax benefits of adding 20 million new workers. [CleanTechnica]
  • “‘100-Year’ Floods Will Happen Every 1 To 30 Years, According To New Flood Maps” • 100-Year floods should happen about every hundred years. But Princeton researchers developing maps that predict coastal flooding for every county on the Eastern and Gulf Coasts found 100-year floods could occur annually in New England’s future. [Science Daily]
  • “Japanese Utilities Start Selling Uranium Fuel Into Depressed Market” • Japan’s nuclear operators are starting to sell some of their huge holdings of uranium fuel, as chances fade of restarting many more reactors eight years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The sales are likely to further depress the already weak uranium market. [Business Recorder]
  • “$107.4 Million Approved For Heavy & Medium-Duty EV Chargers In San Diego Area” • The California Public Utilities Commission approved San Diego Gas & Electric’s plan to add many more EV charging stations for medium and heavy-duty vehicles. In the next five years, $107 million will be invested in the charging infrastructure. [CleanTechnica]

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