- “China’s Coronavirus Lockdown Curbs Deadly Pollution, Likely Saving The Lives Of Tens Of Thousands, Says Researcher” • The drastic measures enforced by China during the coronavirus outbreak have greatly reduced deadly air pollution, potentially saving the lives of 50,000 to 75,000 people, a researcher at Stanford University said. [CNN]
- “There’s An Unlikely Beneficiary Of Coronavirus: The Planet” • Satellite images released by NASA and the European Space Agency show a dramatic reduction in nitrogen dioxide emissions in major Chinese cities between January and February. The visible cloud of toxic gas hanging over industrial powerhouses almost disappeared. [CNN]
- “A Red State Template For 100% Renewables? Utah Bill Unites Rocky Mountain Power, Cities, And Activists” • Utah got approval from an 80% Republican legislature to move more than one-third of the state’s population to 100% renewables by 2030. By doing that, it has accomplished something that many people thought was impossible. [Utility Dive]
- “A Faltering Fracking Industry, On The Verge Of A Bailout, Mixes Patriotism And Oil In The Permian” • Abundant signs across the Permian Basin, one of the most prolific oil and natural gas plays in the US, suggest that supporting the industry that’s one of the largest contributors to the climate crisis is a matter of American pride. [DeSmog]
- “New Jersey Turnpike Authority Teams Up With Tesla: 56 New Superchargers For NJ” • The New Jersey Turnpike Authority Commissioners sealed a deal that will increase the total number of EV chargers on the Turnpike from 20 to 76. These will be V3 Tesla Superchargers. That is the kind of improvement EV drivers want to find everywhere. [CleanTechnica]
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