- “Renewables Are Proven To Be A Smarter, More Efficient Investment Worldwide” • Recent analysis of the renewables landscape by BloombergNEF has determined that solar and wind power are on the verge of a tipping point: in five years, it will be more expensive to operate existing coal or natural gas plants than to build new solar or wind farms. [Triple Pundit]
- “HS1 Aims To Be First UK Railway Run Entirely On Renewable Energy” • The High Speed 1 rail line is on track to become the first railway in the UK to be 100% powered by renewable energy. The operator of the high-speed line between London and the Channel Tunnel in Kent has ambitious plans to become 100% run on wind and solar energy. [New Civil Engineer]
- “Aggressive Push To 100% Renewable Energy Could Save Americans Billions – Study” • New analysis by Rewiring America finds that households would benefit financially from a complete switch to clean energy sources such as solar and wind. More than 40% of energy emissions are determined by appliances in and around the home, according to the report. [The Guardian]
- “GMC Hummer EV: Big, Bad, Pricey – But With Less Guilt” • The GMC Hummer is back – as an EV. And though the original might have been considered a consumer version of the Exxon Valdez, bringing back the Hummer as an EV is actually brilliant. It has a lot of appeal for those who want a vehicle that can be both cool and hot, but it is guilt-free. [CleanTechnica]
- “Dust Bowl 2.0? Rising Great Plains Dust Levels Stir Concerns” • Earlier this month, a storm front swept across the Great Plains, plowing up a wall of dust that could be seen from space, from eastern Colorado into Nebraska and Kansas. It was like the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, when farmers regularly saw soil stripped from their fields and blown far away. [Science Magazine]
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