- “Extreme Weather from the Stratosphere: Interview with ETH Climate Researcher Daniela Domeisen” • Daniela Domeisen has documented how the stratosphere influences extreme weather events. In an interview, she explains what the sheer range of these impacts implies for climate research and long-term weather forecasts. [CleanTechnica]
- “US Carbon Emissions Fell 10% In 2020, Because Of Covid-19. It’s Up To Biden To Stop Them From Bouncing Back” • US greenhouse gas emissions dropped a lot in 2020, helping the country meet one long-standing climate targets. But experts warn that unless climate action becomes a priority, emissions will bounce back quickly. [CNN]
- “Elon Musk Is Taking Tesla Beyond Other Automakers With Common Sense: Long-Term Thinking” • Elon Musk has worked tirelessly and methodically to reach goals he set a long time ago, a process that he knew would take years or decades. Tesla’s Master Plan is a three-part strategy to bring a mid-priced EV to the mass market. [CleanTechnica]
- “Tesla Model Y Aces NHTSA Safety Tests – Tesla Produces The Safest Vehicles” • The Tesla Model Y, 2020 CleanTechnica Car of the Year, has aced the NHTSA’s safety tests, scoring 5 stars in every category – like the Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, and Tesla Model S before it. Now, the Model Y joins those three vehicles as the safest cars on the road. [CleanTechnica]
- “Minnesota Power Pledges No Carbon By 2050, Zero Coal By 2035” • Minnesota Power, which plans to eliminate coal from its system by 2035, is now the second privately owned electric utility in the state to pledge 100% carbon-free energy by 2050 after Xcel Energy did so in 2018. It is planning to increase its solar and wind resources to cover its energy needs. [MinnPost]
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