- “WoodMac: How The Renewables O&M Market Is Adapting To The Covid-19 Crisis” • Renewables generation has proven largely resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as global demand for electricity has declined, wind and solar PV continue their growth in many regions. In the US, wind and PV output is 10% higher than in 2019. [Greentech Media]
- “Last Month Was The Hottest May On Record, As The World Creeps Closer To A Dangerous Threshold” • Last month was the hottest May on record worldwide, a Copernicus Climate Change Service report said. Globally, May was 0.63°C above the average for 1981 to 2010, setting a record for the month. Siberia was 10°C (18°F) above normal. [CNN]
- “Arctic Circle Oil Spill: Russian Prosecutors Order Checks At Permafrost Sites” • Russian prosecutors have ordered checks at “particularly dangerous installations” built on permafrost. After 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil leaked into a river in the Arctic, initial inquiries suggest the tank collapsed because the permafrost that it was built on melted. [BBC]
- “Call On Science To Protect Wetlands Policy In A Changing Climate” • The Trump administration’s dogged retreat from the use of science to inform sound public policy will reach another milestone on June 22 when the final regulations reducing the number of water bodies and wetlands protected by the Clean Water Act take effect. [The Hill]
- “Investors: It’s Time To Calculate Climate Crisis Risks” • The climate crisis is expected to increase the probability and severity of such climatic hazards as floods, heatwaves, and droughts. This translates into shocks for economies and financial markets. The climate crisis risks are real for investors, but they are not being addressed as they should be. [CleanTechnica]
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