- “Sleeping Beauty’s Forest Is Dying. It’s Not The Only Climate Crisis Facing Germany’s Next Chancellor” • The forests around Sababurg Castle are dying because of climate change and the invasive species it is driving. The climate is an important issue in the election, the first in 16 years that won’t feature Chancellor Angela Merkel. [CNN]
- “A Federal Clean Energy Standard Would Build On Decades Of State Experience” • Starting with Iowa, thirty states have already set clean-energy goals. Their successes in meeting the goals, and proving critics wrong, are the seeds for a national standard. A new series of stories from Audubon investigates the industry at this crucial time. [National Audubon Society]
- “Mercedes EQS Starting Price Is Lower Than Gas S-Class Starting Price” • Mercedes just exploded the myth that EVs are more expensive than their gas-powered equivalents. It released pricing and specifications for the EQS coming to the US next year. The starting price for the EQS is much below that of the fuel-burning S-Class. [CleanTechnica]
- “Forecast: US Hydropower Generation To Decline 14% In 2021 Due To Drought” • In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, the Energy Information Administration forecast that electricity generation from US hydropower plants will be 14% lower in 2021 than in 2020. Extreme and exceptional drought conditions in the West are driving the decline. [CleanTechnica]
- “Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel Is Reviewing Plant Deconstruction And Waste Disposal” • The Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel has been holding a series of meetings reviewing the deconstruction of the former Vermont Yankee nuclear facility and long-term storage of its waste. [WAMC]
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