- “California Fires: General Sherman And Other Sequoias Given Blankets” • Firefighters are wrapping fire-resistant blankets around ancient trees as blazes tear through California’s world-famous Sequoia National Park. Officials fear the fire could reach the Giant Forest, a grove of some of the world’s biggest trees, within hours. [BBC]
- “Moving From Pain To Gain On Climate Solutions” • Since the Paris climate conference in 2015, the cost of renewable energy has fallen to below that of coal. But it’s not just economics. There are also gains for the environment, health, and energy security and access. There is no longer a trade-off between development and climate mitigation. [CleanTechnica]
- “House Lawmakers Launch Investigation Into Climate Crisis Disinformation By Fossil Fuel Industry” • The House Oversight and Reform Committee announced it is to investigate fossil fuel industry disinformation on the climate crisis. The committee invited the heads of six oil companies and lobbying groups to testify before it next month. [CNN]
- “White House Economists Say A Clean Energy Transition Will Lower Consumer Costs” • In a blog post shared first with CNN, White House economists argue that President Joe Biden’s climate agenda will not only cut carbon emissions but also bring down costs for consumers by increasing energy efficiency and cutting electricity costs. [CNN]
Wind turbines in Idaho (ENERGY.GOV, public domain)
- “Ford Adding 450 Manufacturing Jobs To Meet Demand For F-150 Lightning” • Interest in the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck is exceeding Ford’s wildest dreams. The company is adding 450 workers at three factories in Michigan to make sure it can meet demand. Ford also has upped its annual production goal to 80,000 units. [CleanTechnica]
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