- “Jeff Bezos Commits $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change” • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced a new fund, called the Bezos Earth Fund, to back scientists, activists and organizations working to mitigate the impact of climate change. Bezos will commit $10 billion “to start,” he said. The initiative will begin giving out grants this summer. [CNN]
- “Good News: USA Had Largest CO₂ Reduction In The World In 2019” • There is a bit of good news to share that might have slipped under your nose. The USA had the largest CO₂ reduction in the world in 2019 on a country basis. (The entire EU, in total, did slightly better.) This news comes from data gathered by the International Energy Agency. [CleanTechnica]
- “Louisville 160th City To Pass 100% Renewable-Energy Resolution” • In Kentucky, the Louisville Metro Council voted to commit to 100% renewable energy use for city’s operations within the next two decades. The city will work to shift public transit and other operations to run on clean energy, such as electricity and solar power. [Public News Service]
- “Scottish researchers say climate change will ‘100%’ lead to more rainfall” • More water in the atmosphere is “an entirely inevitable consequence of climate change,” according to Dr Michael Byrne, lecturer in climate science at the University of St Andrews and research fellow at the University of Oxford. And this will lead to more floods. [HeraldScotland]
- “Shell Signs PPA With Largest Storage Battery In Europe” • Shell signed a power purchase agreement with the developers of what is being called “the largest battery in Europe.” The 100-MW / 100-MWh Minety power storage project, which is located in Wiltshire (arguably no longer part of Europe), is expected to be complete by the end of this year. [CleanTechnica]
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