- “Largest Order Of Electric School Buses In North America Placed By First Student” • The largest student transportation provider in North America, First Student, placed the largest order of electric school buses with Lion Electric Company. First Student is ordering 260 all-electric LionC school buses. It is to operate them in Quebec. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renewable Technology Brings Power Swarming Through The World’s Poorest Villages” • Around 789 million people worldwide still have no access to electricity, seriously hampering their opportunities for development. But the installation of so-called “swarm grids” is demonstrating the effectiveness of low-cost renewable energy solutions. [news.un.org]
- “Vietnam Shines As Stunning Solar Champion As Banks Shun Coal” • In Vietnam, banks are shunning coal, enabling the nation to shine brightly as a solar champion. Vietnam saw a 100-fold increase in solar power over the last two years, BloombergNEF noted. In 2020, the only countries that installed more solar than Vietnam were the US and China! [CleanTechnica]
- “NOAA Predicts Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season” • NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, though not at historic levels. It puts the chance of an above-normal season at 60%, the chance of a near-normal season at 30%, and the chance of a below-normal season at 10%. [CleanTechnica]
- “For Seventh Straight Year, A Named Storm Forms In Atlantic Ahead Of Hurricane Season” • The National Hurricane Center early Saturday declared the arrival of Subtropical Storm Ana, making 2021 the seventh year in a row that a named storm has developed in the Atlantic Ocean ahead of the official June 1 start of hurricane season. [The Seattle Times]
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