- “Seaplanes Get Electric With Magnix And Harbour Air” • Harbour Air, based in Vancouver, says it is on schedule in the conversion of the world’s first seaplane to e-plane. It is installing a 750 hp magniX motor and connecting it to the internal systems in preparation for its first flight. Harbour Air expects to complete the test by the end of the year. [CleanTechnica]
- “America’s Largest Private Coal Miner Files For Bankruptcy” • The slow death of the coal industry has forced Murray Energy, the country’s largest private coal miner, to file for bankruptcy protection. Murray Energy and its subsidiaries operate 17 active mines in Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Utah, and West Virginia. They employ 7,000 workers. [CNN]
- “Non-Hydro Renewables Produce 11.4% Of US Electricity In Eight Months Of 2019” • Renewable energy sources accounted for 18.49% of net domestic electrical generation during the first eight months of 2019, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of Energy Information Administration data. Non-hydro renewable sources produced 11.44%. [Renewables Now]
- “Why GM is backing Trump in his fight against California” • General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, and some other foreign car makers are seeking to become a parties to a legal battle the Trump Administration brought against the state of California and 13 other states that are following its lead over whether California can set its own auto emission rules. [CNN]
- “Getty Fire: Authorities Issue Extreme Red Flag Warning” • An “extreme red flag warning” was issued in southern California, marking the first such alert of its kind. The warning was issued by the Los Angeles weather service. The winds are expected to reach 80 mph (128 km/h) and there is concern they will help the fire spread. [BBC]
The Getty Fire in the hills of Los Angeles (Reuters)
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