- “German Farmer Grows Fruit Under Solar Power Equipment” • A German farmer is successfully growing apples beneath solar power equipment that produces electricity. Many of the farm’s trees grow beneath solar panels that have been producing power. In addition to providing electricity, the panels protect the fruit below with shade. [VOA Learning English]
- “Identifying Undocumented Orphaned Oil & Gas Wells” • Los Alamos National Laboratory is leading a research consortium funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to identify and evaluate the hundreds of thousands of undocumented orphaned wells in the US. It will determine environmental impacts with a focus on methane emissions. [CleanTechnica]
- “At Current Rates, Five Key Climate Tipping Points Are Already Possible, New Study Warns” • At current rates of global warming, the world is perilously close to five tipping points that could send global weather systems into irreversible collapse, a study found. Two of them are an abrupt thaw of the permafrost, and the end of a Labrador Sea ocean current system. [CBC]
- “Rivian And Mercedes In Talks To Start Van Production In Europe” • Rivian and Mercedes have signed a “memorandum of understanding” to work together on production of electric vans in Europe. The companies will jointly invest in adapting an existing Mercedes production site in central or eastern Europe for building new electric vans, they said. [CNN]
- “Sunrun And Tesla Solar Roofs And Batteries Saving The Day In California” • Thanks to solar PV and battery companies, the California grid is much better equipped to deal with challenges of heatwaves than it was a decade ago. A leading force in these industries is Sunrun, the largest home solar and battery storage company in the USA. [CleanTechnica]
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