- “New NOAA Weather Prediction System Improves Severe Weather Forecasts” • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its weather prediction system this June with a climate model that will include data from updated oceanic science, allowing for more accurate climate-change-related severe weather forecasting. [Medill Reports: Chicago]
- “New Jersey Reaches Renewable Energy Milestone With 3 GW Of Solar Installed In-State” • The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced that the state has surpassed 3 GW of solar power and 116,000 solar installations statewide. New Jersey ranks in the top ten in the number of residential and business solar installations among all states. [STL.News]
- “Decarbonizing Economy Requires Lot More Electricity” • With broad consensus that we must decarbonize our economy, the question is how. A Brattle Group report found that cutting emissions by 80% of 1990 levels by 2050 means demand for electricity will actually need to grow to roughly twice its current levels. [CommonWealth magazine]
- “‘Killer Fog’ And Bringing Science Back To The EPA, Whether The EPA Wants It Or Not” • We have long known air pollution is a killer. It may be why Clara Ford wouldn’t drive a Model T, but drove an electric car instead. The Trump administration’s lack of concern for public health puts the matter on the public. Caring citizens are working on solutions. [CleanTechnica]
- “Investors Rejoice: US Renewables Could Top Coal by 2022” • According to the Energy Information Administration, coal-fired power plants will account for just 22% of the American electricity production in 2020. The EIA also says that renewable power sources will provide up to 19% of American electricity in 2020. That means investment opportunities. [Motley Fool]
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