- “Facebook Creates Fact-Checking Exemption For Climate Deniers” • Facebook is “aiding and abetting the spread of climate misinformation,” said environmental sociologist Robert Brulle. “They have become the vehicle for climate misinformation, and thus should be held partially responsible for a lack of action on climate change.” [PR Watch]
- “Nineteen times More Invested In EVs & EV Batteries In Europe Last Year Than In 2018” • According to a Transport & Environment report, Europe poured €60 billion into EV production and EV battery production in 2019, 19 times as much as it did in 2018. Some of the results are clear. EV market share has been skyrocketing in Europe. [CleanTechnica]
- “UK Offshore Wind Cheaper Than New Nuclear” • Offshore wind farms being built in UK waters will produce electricity more cheaply than the next generation of nuclear power stations. Electricity from new nuclear plants is likely to cost £60/MWh. But electricity from offshore wind plants will be delivered at a strike price as low as £39.65/MWh. [reNEWS]
- “Minnesota Sues Exxonmobil, Koch Industries, And Top Oil And Gas Trade Association For Climate-Related Consumer Fraud” • The suit alleges that the two companies and the trade association violated state consumer protection laws as they misled Minnesotans about the role fossil fuels play in causing the climate crisis. [Union of Concerned Scientists]
- “Many US Cities Turn To Renewables For Electricity Supply” • The new Local Government Renewables Action Tracker resource showed that local governments across the US have signed a total of 335 deals to procure 8.28 GW of renewable energy over the last five years, according to a statement by the World Resources Institute. [OilPrice.com]
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