- “Drawdown Review 2020: How To Address Global Warming In A Responsible Manner” • Three years later publishing Drawdown, Project Drawdown published Drawdown Review, which suggests humanity can manage the climate crisis effectively using only the tools available today. Of course, that assumes we start acting like responsible adults. [CleanTechnica]
- “Is This The End For ‘King Coal’ In Britain?” • According to figures released last week, a mere 8 million tonnes of coal were incinerated in UK factories and power plants last year. That is roughly the same amount that was burned nationally in 1769, when James Watt was patenting his modified steam engine. It has been an extraordinary transformation. [The Guardian]
- “Argonne National Lab Breakthrough Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Ethanol” • According to ANL, its researchers, working with partners at Northern Illinois University, have discovered an electrocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide and water into ethanol with very high energy efficiency, high selectivity for the desired final product, and low cost. [CleanTechnica]
- “Denmark’s 300-Year-Old Homes Of The Future” • On the Danish island of Læsø, houses are thatched with thick, heavy bundles of silvery seaweed that have the potential to be a contemporary building material around the world. The eelgrass used for thatching has some interesting properties. For example, it makes a roof that cannot burn. [BBC]
- “India’s Coal Import Drops 43% In July Owing To High Stockpile At Pitheads, Plants” • India’s coal import fell 43.2% to 11.13 million tonnes in July this year on account of high stockpile of the dry fuel at pitheads, plants and ports. The country had imported 19.61 MT of coal in July 2019, according to data in a provisional compilation. [The New Indian Express]
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