- “Attacks on Greta Thunberg, Say Allies, Show Just How ‘Terrified’ Reactionary Forces Have Become of Global Climate Movement” • As champions of Greta Thunberg hit back against malicious right-wing bullies, she said, “When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go. And then you know you’re winning!” [Common Dreams]
- “The Netherlands – Fossil Cars Down 20%, Electrics Up 75%” • In August, overall Dutch automobile sales were down by 16% year over year. Sales for cars powered by fossil fuels vehicles fell 20% from 39,430 to 31,430. At the same time, sales of fully electric vehicles jumped to 2,800 from 1,579 a year earlier, an increase of over 75%. [CleanTechnica]
- “Why Are Hurricanes Like Dorian Stalling, and Is Global Warming Involved?” • Research shows that more North Atlantic hurricanes have been stalling as Dorian did, leading to more extreme rainfall. Their average forward speed has also decreased by 17% from 1944 to 2017, according to a study published by scientists at NASA and NOAA. [InsideClimate News]
- “PV Peaker Plant A Model For Solar-Plus-Storage Projects” • Pairing solar energy with batteries lets utilities store excess power when the sun is shining but demand is low, and use it after the sun sets. One innovative project on the Hawaiian island of Kaua‘i is doing that and more, tapping into several other benefits in the process. [POWER magazine]
- “A Renewable Benefit: Texas Extends Tax Abatement Program” • Texas Gov Greg Abbott (R) signed into law a bill that extends the state’s Chapter 312 property tax abatement program until September 1, 2029. Tax incentives available in Texas make it one of the friendliest states in the country for renewable energy development. [POWER magazine]
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