- “Unpacking That ‘EVs Will Cost 30,000 Jobs At Volkswagen’ Claim” • A news story claimed that Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess had warned company managers that the transition to EVs would result in the loss of 30,000 jobs. Reuters has clarified that with its own story. Diess’ statement was that 30,000 jobs could be lost if the transition was too slow. [CleanTechnica]
- “Last Month Was The Driest Ever September In Los Angeles County. Now Come The Santa Ana Winds” • After the hottest and driest summer in California history, and a September that was Los Angeles County’s driest ever, concerns are high that the Santa Ana wind season could significantly worsen what has already been a disastrous fire year. [CNN]
- “California’s Alisal Fire Threatens Power Outages, Prompts Evacuations And Sparks Concerns Over Ronald Reagan’s Rancho Del Cielo” • The heavy winds fanning the Alisal Fire are likely to continue. That may hinder efforts to fight the fire and trigger power outages. The fire already closed part of Highway 101 and Amtrak railways in Santa Barbara County. [CNN]
- “La Niña Is Back: What Does This Mean For Our Winter?” • For the second straight year, we have La Niña weather patterns, say federal forecasters. A typical La Niña winter brings rain and snow to the Northwest and unusually dry conditions to most of the Southwest. The Southeast and Mid-Atlantic also may see warmer temperatures than average. [Yahoo! Canada]
- “Rocky Mountain Power’s New Distributed Battery Grid Management System To Put Utah ‘Years Ahead'” • RMP is seeking to turn distributed solar into solar-plus-storage grid assets in Utah. It announced a partnership with battery manufacturer sonnen and Utah contractor ES Solar to retrofit thousands of solar homes. [Utility Dive]
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