- “Tesla Batteries Get Second Life In Electric Sightseeing Boat” • As Teslas get old (or get into accidents), the batteries they had in them become available for new purposes. One clever use is as batteries in electric boats. In Sweden, the sightseeing boat Sylvia is powered by used Tesla batteries that were combined for 190 kWh of energy storage capacity. [CleanTechnica]
- “USA Readies Self For Green Hydrogen Rumble As Trump Slithers Out Door” • Trump made coal jobs a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign, but he dropped the whole idea just two years after taking office, so it seems there was no job-saving coal plan after all. Oh well, it’s all water under the bridge now. The DOE has a Hydrogen Program Plan. [CleanTechnica]
- “Biden And Electric Utilities Are Split On Emissions Goals” • As President Trump rolled back environmental regulations and boosted fossil fuels, utilities forged ahead with plans to reduce emissions. But while 33 utilities pledged to eliminate emissions by 2050, Biden campaigned on a promise to have 100% clean electricity by 2035. [Scientific American]
- “The World’s Largest Wetlands Are On Fire. That’s A Disaster For All Of Us” • The largest tropical wetland on Earth, South America’s Pantanal region, has been hit by the worst wildfires in decades. The blazes have consumed 28% of the vast floodplain that stretches across parts of Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. They are still not entirely under control. [CNN]
- “Ørsted And BP Will Partner On Green Hydrogen Project In Germany” • No sooner did CleanTechnica do a story on making hydrogen from renewable sources than we came across Ørsted’s announcement saying it will partner with BP to develop a large scale renewable energy project at BP’s Lingen Refinery in the Northwest of Germany. [CleanTechnica]
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