- “19 Named Storms Expected This Hurricane Season, Above Average But Becoming More Common” • After two consecutive years of exhausting the hurricane name list, forecasters predict 19 named storms this hurricane season, five more than normal. Nine are expected to become hurricanes, and four are expected to become major hurricanes. [CNN]
- “UK Energy Strategy: Here’s How New Nuclear Will Be Blocked In Scotland” • The SNP Government says it will halt any attempts to bring new nuclear power developments to Scotland. Scottish energy secretary Michael Matheson says the government in Holyrood remains firmly against nuclear power stations, and will use its planning powers to stop them. [Press and Journal]
- “This Incredibly Potent Planet-Warming Gas Just Set Another Record For The Second Year In A Row” • Methane, the second largest contributor to the human-caused climate crisis after carbon dioxide, increased in the atmosphere by the largest amount in 2021 since measurements began nearly 40 years ago, according to NOAA. [CNN]
- “Helping US Utilities Target Grid Resilience” • The US power grids are at the center of a digitalization transformation leading to decarbonizing all economic sectors, increasing distributed renewable generation, and electrifying consumption. The ultimate goal is to improve grid resilience, sustainability, and reliability in the US. [CleanTechnica]
- “Electric Vehicles Could Save North Carolinians $92 Billion, Avoid 679 Hospital Visits” • North Carolina can save $92 billion and avoid 679 hospital visits by transitioning to zero-emission EVs and trucks, a report says. The report, “North Carolina Transportation Electrification Roadmap,” was commissioned by the NRDC and prepared by ERM. [CleanTechnica]
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