- “Geothermal Energy, The Forgotten Renewable, Has Finally Arrived” • Below the land at the edge of the Salton Sea lies a mineral-rich cauldron of hot water where temperatures can exceed 390°C. If California approves its permit, Controlled Thermal Resources will start operating its Hell’s Kitchen Lithium and Power project in 2023. [Quartz]
- “Under Pressure From Climate Activists, World’s Largest Insurance Market To Ditch Coal, Tar Sands, And Arctic Projects” • Lloyd’s of London, the world’s largest insurance market, has announced that it will no longer cover coal-fired power plants and mines, tar sands, or Arctic energy exploration activities from January 2022 onward. [Red, Green, and Blue]
- “2020 May Be The Hottest Year On Record. Here’s The Damage It Did” • With just a few weeks left, 2020 is in a dead-heat tie for the hottest year on record. But whether it claims the top spot misses the point, climate scientists say. There is no shortage of disquieting statistics about what climate change is doing to the Earth. [Capital Public Radio News]
- “Mercedes-Benz Gets Serious: 10 New Electric Models” • Over the next two years, Mercedes-Benz will announce six new EQ models, three new electric Smart models, and an electric version of its versatile Sprinter van that serves in a variety of roles moving people and for work. All of this all depends on a global battery production network. [CleanTechnica]
- “NYS Can Achieve 2050 Carbon Goals With Earth’s Help” • By using scientific, technological, environmental, and economic data, Cornell University engineering researchers examined New York’s potential to achieve a statewide carbon-free economy by 2050. They found that New York can reach this goal – and with five years to spare. [Science Daily]
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