- “Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, And Disney Lobby Against Biden Climate Initiative” • Some of the largest American corporations, many of whom have made pious pledges to act on climate change, are fighting tooth and nail to defeat the $3.5 trillion Biden infrastructure package, with its many provisions for reducing US CO₂ emissions. [CleanTechnica]
- “A Look At The Philippines’ Clean Energy Ecosystem” • A small but mighty group of startups is helping the Philippines forge a clean energy future. According to New Energy Nexus and RMI, 15 young companies are helping transform the climate crisis – and close the region’s energy access gap – with renewable energy and clean-tech solutions. [CleanTechnica]
- “Exciting Updates On Tesla Battery Production Progress” • It is well understood that Tesla likes to make its own components to reduce dependence on others, a clear result of how Elon Musk sees and approaches work. This is quite the opposite of the big two (Ford and GM), which farm out every single piece of the car they can. [CleanTechnica]
- “Norway To Provide Renewable Power To UK Through Underwater cable” • Britain on Friday powered up the world’s longest subsea electricity cable with Norway in order to share hydro and wind power, amid ongoing turmoil in the UK energy market. National Grid said the 1.6-billion-euro North Sea Link is starting commercial operations. [The Local Norway]
- “FERC Pressed On Gas, Renewables, Cyber Threats” • The operators of the nation’s power systems told federal regulators that the time for talk is over in girding the grid for a clean energy transformation and the threats of devastating weather and cyberattacks. FERC needs to order US grid operators to spell out risks they face from extreme weather. [E&E News]
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