- “Keystone Pipeline Leaks 383,000 Gallons Of Oil In North Dakota” • Part of the Keystone 1 Pipeline in North Dakota was shut down after a leak of about 9,120 barrels (383,040 gallons) of oil was discovered, TC Energy company said in a statement. A drop in pressure was detected, and the pipeline was immediately shut down, the company said. [CNN]
- “California Fires: Goats Help Save Ronald Reagan Presidential Library” • A hungry herd of 500 goats helped save the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library from the California wildfires. In May, the library hired the goats to clear flammable scrub surrounding the complex as a preventative measure. The goats ate the brush, creating a fire break. [BBC]
- “Coal Power Is Bleeding Cold, Hard Cash (Thank You, Captain Obvious)” • Carbon Tracker looked the viability of the EU’s coal fleet in a report it called Apocalypse Now. It says 79% of the EU’s coal power plants are losing money. Carbon Tracker concludes that without significant subsidies, there will be no hard coal or lignite power in the EU by 2030. [CleanTechnica]
- “How Utilities Wield Bad Science To Stunt Clean Energy” • The climate crisis is already negatively affecting the lives of millions of Americans. Renewable energy has been growing across the US in response, but it is being opposed by big utilities that are pulling out all the stops to block a transformational shift to planet-friendly power. [Utility Dive]
- “Salt Lake County Calls For 100% Renewable Energy By 2030” • Officials of Salt Lake County passed a resolution to transition the county to 100% net use of renewables by 2030. The county joins a slew of other Utah communities that have committed to similar goals, including Salt Lake City, Park City, Summit County and the city of Moab. [KUER 90.1]
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