- “Florida Is Getting Ready For Tropical Storm Elsa As Drought And Heat Worsen In The West ” • Tropical storm Elsa will be headed to Florida after dumping up to a foot of rain on Cuba. Meanwhile, drought conditions and heat are only worsening in the West. Climatologists say that climate change is clearly a factor in the situation. [CNN]
- “Red Hot Perovskite Solar Cell Field Just Got Way Redder And Hotter” • Plenty of ink has been spilled on the perovskite solar cell topic of late, and for good reason. Synthetic perovksites are relatively cheap and easy to grow, and their superior optical qualities could be behind a new generation of low cost solar cells. And they’re getting better. [CleanTechnica]
- “Ten Years Of EU’s Failed Biofuels Policy Wiped Out Forests The Size Of The Netherlands” • Europe’s thirst for biodiesel has likely wiped out forests the size of the Netherlands since the introduction of the EU’s green fuels law in 2010, and has greater CO₂ emissions than the fossil diesel it replaces, a Transport & Environment study shows. [CleanTechnica]
- “Everything Is Bigger In New Jersey, Including Offshore Wind Power” • New Jersey just laid claim to the biggest-ever combined offshore wind power award in the USA to date. That’s quite a feat for the Garden State. It is one of the country’s smallest states, and it is best known for Jersey tomatoes, a TV show, and an endless stream of weird goings-on. [CleanTechnica]
- “Exxon Lobbyist Claims Company Has Eleven Senators In Its Pocket” • Ever since Citizens United, politicians don’t even need to listen to their constituents. It’s no surprise that ExxonMobil has lobbyists. What is surprising is to hear one of them state publicly precisely how far the company is willing to go in its efforts to protect its business model. [CleanTechnica]
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