- “Hurricane Ida: One Million People In Louisiana Without Power” • Louisiana residents may be in the dark for weeks as officials take stock of the damage from Hurricane Ida. Ida made landfall on Sunday with 150 mph (240 km/h) winds, the fifth strongest to ever hit the US mainland. About one million locals remain without power. [BBC]
- “Keep Fuel Dollars Local By Switching To EVs” • A study shows that in the US Southeast, consumers spend about $94 billion on fossil fuels annually. Of this money, about $64 billion leaks out of the region’s economy every year. A switch to EVs powered by local renewable energy would retain this within the region, a boon to its economy. [CleanTechnica]
- “Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Slower And Wetter. Ida Checked All The Boxes” • Human-caused climate change is making hurricanes more dangerous. They are produce rainfall, move slower once they make landfallm and generate larger storm surges along the coast. Hurricane Ida was a prime example of those changes. [CNN]
- “DOE Releases New Reports Highlighting Record Growth And Declining Costs Of Wind Power” • The Department of Energy released three reports showing record growth in land-based wind energy, significant expansion of the pipeline for offshore wind projects, and continued decline in the cost of generating energy with wind turbines. [CleanTechnica]
- “Heimdal Uses Renewable Energy To Get CO₂, Cement From Seawater; Startup To Debut Carbon-Free Materials” • Heimdal is a tech startup that focused its services to extract CO₂, cement, and other materials from seawater, using renewable energy sources. The company features one of the most eco-friendly ventures in the world. [Tech Times]
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