- “South Australia Breaks Record By Running For A Week On Renewable Energy” • South Australia sourced an average of just over 100% of the electricity it needed from renewable power for a period of 6½ days leading up to December 29 last year. It is a record for the state and perhaps for comparable energy grids around the world. [Sydney Morning Herald]
- “Gas Car Fires Far More Common Than Electric Car Fires” • A study by Auto Insurance EZ analyzed data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the National Transportation Safety Board, along with data on recalls from recalls.gov. It shows that while EV fires can happen, they are rare compared to fires in cars powered by gasoline. [CleanTechnica]
- “Stelco Will Recycle EV Batteries At Its Ontario Factory” • A Canadian steel company, Stelco, has announced plans to recycle end-of-life EV and lithium-ion batteries at its factory in Ontario. Stelco will be using proprietary technology from a joint venture of German and Australian metal companies Primobius GmbH and Neometels Ltd. [CleanTechnica]
- “Battery Resourcers Recycling Facility Will Open In August” • Battery Resourcers is building a $43 million, 154,000 square foot recycling facility in Georgia. The company says it will be the largest in America when it opens in August. The new facility will be able to recycle 30,000 metric tons of discarded lithium-ion batteries and scrap per year. [CleanTechnica]
- “From Asthma Alley To Renewable Row: Transform This Stretch Of Queens” • As a City Council member from Astoria, I worked to reduce New York City’s heavy dependence on fossil fuels because of the serious dangers of climate change. But for me, clean energy is personal. My son has been diagnosed with childhood asthma. [NY Daily News]
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