- “Can The Sun’s Eleven-Year Cycle Explain Global Warming?” • Climate sceptics have long argued that solar activity can explain global warming. The finding of a controversial near 11-year cycle in solar activity prompted comparison with a similarly long cycle related to climate change. A study published in Climate Dynamics found they do not match. [SciTechDaily]
- “Comic Relief Department: Shell CEO Says The Best Way To Finance Clean Energy Is To Consume More Oil” • Climate scientists agree that we have to stop burning fossil fuels very soon, to avoid climate catastrophy. Not slightly reduce it – end it. Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell, says the best way to finance that is by buying oil. [CleanTechnica]
- “‘Greenflation’ A Risk For Renewable Energy, But Long-Term Viability Intact” • Rising prices of commodities needed for renewable energy will increase the costs of setting up new green power projects, but his will be balanced by better access to funds and economies of scale, a European Bank for Reconstruction and Development officer said. [Yahoo Finance]
- “Build Back Better Plans Ambitious Growth For Renewables” • The ‘Build Back Better’ bill has passed in the House. Its budget reconciliation framework is $1.75 trillion, with $555 billion for the climate and clean energy, the largest amount ever. Now, it will go to the Senate, where moderate Democrats are not entirely happy with it. [Power Engineering International]
- “The On Again, Off Again Apple Car Project Is Back On Again, Again” • For almost 7 years, Apple has threatened to build a car, presumably an EV. Project Titan’s leadership has changed many times in that time, we’ve had little hard information, and the project recently looked dead. Insiders now say Apple’s goal is fully autonomous cars by 2025. [CleanTechnica]
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