- “First ESS Iron Flow Battery To Go Online This Month” • Iron flow batteries use three of the most abundant elements on Earth: iron, salt, and water, but their technology is new. ESS, based in Oregon, has products ready to go and has signed a deal with SB Energy, a division of SoftBank, to provide 2 GWh of its iron flow batteries between now and 2026. [CleanTechnica]
- “Hundreds Of Scientists Tell Biden: Halt Development Of Fossil Fuels Now” • More than 330 US research scientists sent a letter to President Biden urging him to use executive authority to stop all new fossil fuel projects and declare a climate emergency, actions they say are necessary to avoid the worst damages of the climate crisis. [Food & Water Watch]
- “Puerto Rico’s Power Grid In ‘Critical Condition’: Officials Fear Complete Collapse” • Puerto Rico is in the process of declaring a state of emergency due to the “critical condition” of its generating power plants. The declaration would help speed up “the acquisition of essential goods and services required to fix their generation units.” [NBC News]
- “US Solar Industry Frozen By Proposed Tariffs On Modules: Swinerton Renewable Chief” • US solar development is virtually frozen while the Commerce Department decides on proposed tariffs that could spike module costs up to 250% and prevent domestic clean energy goals from being reached, the president of a top solar contractor says. [S&P Global]
- “Google Will Prevent Climate Change Deniers From Making Money From Ads” • Google said it will no longer allow ads to appear alongside “content that contradicts well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change.” Google will also prohibit advertisements that deny the reality of climate change. [CNN]
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