- “Powerhouse Telemark By Snøhetta Produces More Energy Than It Consumes” • Snøhetta, an architecture and design firm based in Oslo, collaborating with Skanska & Asplan Viak, created an innovative 11 story office building in southern Norway. The news is that the 8,500 square meter office building Powerhouse Telemark is energy positive. [CleanTechnica]
- “US Officially Exits Paris Climate Accord” • The US has left the Paris climate accord, officially. The withdrawal, set in motion with a letter from President Trump exactly one year ago, caps a long-promised move from the president and leaves the US as the only country in the world to withdraw from the landmark Paris climate agreement. [The Hill]
- “Shell’s Climate Poll On Twitter Backfires Spectacularly” • A climate poll on Twitter posted by Shell asked: “What are you willing to change to help reduce emissions?” It got 199 votes. When US Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted a tweet saying “I’m willing to hold you accountable for lying about climate change…,” it was liked 350,000 times. [The Guardian]
- “Wind, Solar Costs Fall By 10% In 2019” • Wind and solar costs declined by more than 10% in 2019, according to Capgemini’s latest World Energy Markets Observatory report, which observed “consistently lower costs being recorded month after month.” Also, the costs of lithium ion batteries used for EVs and energy storage decreased by 19% in 2019. [reNEWS]
- “Ford Will Build Electric Cars That Real People Can Actually Afford” • In an obvious swipe at General Motors, whose first battery electric vehicle to feature its Ultium batteries will be a $112,000 Hummer, Ford CEO Jim Farley told analysts on a conference call the electric vehicles coming from Ford will be cars ordinary people can buy. [CleanTechnica]
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