- “Mixing Solar Power And Agriculture: A Blueberry Farm Does A Test Run” • With dual-use agrivoltaics, crops are grown under or between the rows of solar panels, with the aim of generating renewable energy without removing farmland from production. The University of Maine is studying a combination of solar power and blueberry farming. [Canary Media]
- “Reasons For (Cautious) Optimism: The Good News On The Climate Crisis” • We could say a lot about what’s going wrong. The extent of damage caused at 1.2°C of global heating since pre-industrial levels is proving greater than was forecast by climate scientists not that long ago. But there are reasons for hope, as we push harder to address the issue. [The Guardian]
- “Air Quality Worsens As 94 Fires Burn Across Western US” • Air quality alerts are in place in much of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Smoke from active fires is leading to poor air quality in the aftermath of a record-breaking heat wave. There are now 94 large fires burning across eight states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. [CNN]
- “California Embraces A New Approach To Community Solar” • Community solar is a way to allow people who don’t have a site suitable for solar panels to own solary systems. Utility companies generally oppose it. California may soon enact a law that will pay community solar owners at rates for electricity at the time it is generated. [CleanTechnica]
- “States With The Most Untapped Wind Energy Potential” • Using data from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Stacker compared installed wind energy capacity in the continental US to potential wind energy capacity. The EERE calculation of wind energy used suitable wind turbine locations based on legal and technical factors. [Arizona’s Family]
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