- “The Best Case Scenario For Climate Warming Is So Not Happening” • The latest climate report prepared on behalf of the World Climate Research Program looks closely at three climate models and concluded that the best case 1.5°C path is extremely unlikely to happen. It says there is a 66% chance the planet will warm by 2.6°C to 3.9°C. [CleanTechnica]
- “Tesla’s Efficiency Advantage: Cheap And Abundant LFP Batteries Will Power Mass-Market EVs” • Tesla’s second quarter earnings call just confirmed what may be the hottest technology topic for the EV revolution. Relatively inexpensive and abundant Lithium Iron Phosphate (aka LiFPO₄) batteries can be well suited to affordable mass market EVs. [CleanTechnica]
- “Is Underground Farming The Future Of Food?” • Since last September, those who descend underground at Seoul’s Sangdo Station and push through the ticket gate are met with an unusual sight: behind a glass-panelled facade, leafy shoots, sprouts, and microgreens have sprung up from under bright LED lights as part of a subterranean, organic farm. [BBC]
- “DeWine Reverses Course, Calls To Repeal Energy Law” • Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) reversed course and called for repeal of his state’s nuclear bailout energy law in the wake of a $60 million bribery scandal. He said he continues to support the policy in the bill, but the process that created the bill and the law tainted it irrevocably. [Wheeling Intelligencer]
- “World’s Largest Economies Are Still Spending Big On Oil & Gas” • Spending on fossil fuels is still higher than on renewables among members of G20, an update from the Energy Policy Tracker shows. Since the pandemic started, governments have pledged at least $160.95 billion to fossil fuels, versus $123.75 billion to renewables. [OilPrice.com]
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