- “This Summer Tied The Dust Bowl For The Hottest On Record In US” • The summer of 2021, which produced numerous extreme weather and climate disasters, was also the hottest on record in the US, tying with the Dust Bowl summer of 1936, according to the NOAA. The average temperature was 2.6°F above the 20th-century average. [CNN]
- “New York Governor Signs Bill Bill Banning Sale Of ICE Vehicles After 2035” • New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation banning the sale of passenger cars and light duty trucks with infernal combustion engines by 2035. This makes New York the second US state to ban conventional cars and trucks, after California. [CleanTechnica]
- “Democrats’ Clean Electricity Program Would Create Nearly Eight Million Jobs By 2031, Analysis Shows” • A report by the independent firm Analysis Group finds that if Congress passes a $150 billion Clean Electricity Payment Program, it would cause the US workforce to grow by 7.7 million new jobs and add nearly $1 trillion to the economy by 2031. [CNN]
- “New Master Roadmap Guides Industries To Invest In Low-Cost, Low-Energy Ways To Recycle Wastewater And Treat Salt Water” • In the US, the National Alliance for Water Innovation published a master roadmap to help guide future technology investments to help keep crops watered, livestock well-fed, and people provided with water. [CleanTechnica]
- “Climeworks Direct Carbon Capture Facility Goes Live In Iceland” • Climeworks, a Swiss startup, proposes to suck CO₂ out of the atmosphere. Its first test facility, called Orca, is now operational on a lava flow in southwest Iceland. The installation is expected to capture 4000 metric tons of CO₂ annually at a cost of around $800 a ton. [CleanTechnica]
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