- “Speculation On Climate Links To Surfside Condo Collapse” • As hope fades additional survivors will be rescued and scores are feared dead in the rubble of the Champlain Towers condo that collapsed near Miami Beach, impacts due to climate change are increasingly thought to have been a possible contributing factor in the tragedy. [CleanTechnica]
- “Kazakhstan Plans Massive 45-GW Renewable Project To Power Green Hydrogen” • Renewable energy company Svevind Energy, which has offices in Sweden, Germany, and Kazakhstan, is to partner with the Kazakh Invest National Company to construct a 45-GW renewable energy project. It is intended to produce huge amounts of green hydrogen. [Renew Economy]
- “US Utility Goes To Market For 3 GW Of Wind” • Southwestern Electric Power Company, an American Electric Power subsidiary, has issued three requests for proposals. One seeks up to 3 GW of wind capacity. The second of them is seeking bids for up to 300 MW of solar, and the third is seeking a short-term accredited deliverable capacity of up to 250 MW. [reNEWS]
- “The Northwest Heat Wave Is ‘Unprecedented.’ Here’s What’s Pushing It Into Uncharted Territory” • Michael E. Mann, a climate scientist at Pennsylvania State University, explained it simply: Climate change is making heat waves more frequent and more intense. “You warm up the planet, you’re going to see an increased incidence of heat extremes.” [CNN]
- “European Union Enshrines Net Zero And Emissions Targets Into Law” • The European Council adopted a climate change law that legally obliges its 27 nations to reduce greenhouse emissions by 55% by 2030 from 1990 levels and have a net-zero-emissions economy by 2050. The EU has worked toward this law as part of the European Green Deal since 2019. [CNN]
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