- “Electrifying Everything Will Reduce Contagion Spread In Epidemics” • Oil is pumped, transported, refined, delivered, and sold. All of this requires human activity and human contact, which is largely out of sight, just to enable a car to be driven to a grocery store or a sporting event or work. That contrasts sharply with renewable electricity. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renewable Fuels Could Soon Be Cost Competitive With Petrol, Gasoline” • Liquid fuels produced with renewable energy could be cost competitive with petrol and gasoline within the next two years, according to a new commentary published on the prospects of ‘direct air capture’ techniques that convert CO₂ into net-zero-emission fuels. [RenewEconomy]
- “Coastal Scientists Prepare To Retreat From Field Station Threatened By Rising Seas” • Scientists at a coastal research station that studies how rising sea levels are threatening Shore communities and the environment are preparing to move their work inland to escape worsening flooding and erosion on an isolated New Jersey peninsula. [NJ Spotlight]
- “Air Pollution And CO₂ Fall Rapidly As Virus Spreads” • Levels of air pollutants and warming gases over some cities and regions are showing significant drops as coronavirus impacts work and travel. Recently, emissions of the planet-heating gas CO₂ have fallen sharply, but there are warnings that levels could rise again rapidly after the pandemic. [BBC]
- “IRENA Director-General Says Oil Price Won’t Impact Renewable Strategies” • IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera said oil market volatility is unlikely to have a significant impact on renewable energy plans and investments. He pointed out that oil is not used much for power generation, which is where focus on renewables is now. [ESI Africa]
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