- “Severe Storms And Reported Tornadoes Tear Through Texas As Storm System Heads East” • There were 17 tornado reports across Texas and Oklahoma, a CNN meteorologist said, and over 800,000 people were under a flash-flood warning in the Austin area. The line of severe weather struck as the state was already dealing with more than 170 wildfires. [CNN]
- “GM Begins Production Of Electric Cadillac Lyriq” • GM celebrated the production of its first Ultium-powered electric Cadillac Lyriq rolling off the assembly line. It also announced plans to reopen its order books in May after selling out the entirety of its first production run within minutes of the vehicle’s announcement last year. [CleanTechnica]
- “IEA Ten-Point Plan To Cut Demand For Oil By 2.7 Million Barrels A Day” • The International Energy Agency foresees an energy crunch ahead, especially for summer travel times. This is due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the disruption to energy supplies that results. The IEA has a ten-point plan to reduce energy demand. [CleanTechnica]
- “AEP Brings 998-MW Traverse Wind Online In Oklahoma” • American Electric Power brought online the 998-MW Traverse Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma. The project has 365 2-MW GE turbines. It provides electricity to customers of AEP’s Public Service Company of Oklahoma and Southwestern Electric Power Company in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. [reNews]
- “Reliance On Nuclear Power Is The Last Thing Japan Needs” • A nuclear power state of emergency issued by the government on the day of the March 11, 2011, Fukushima nuclear disaster has yet to be lifted. Eleven years on, the nation is still reeling from the catastrophic damage to TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. [Asahi Shimbun]
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