- “Turkey Offers To Mediate In Ukraine Nuclear Plant Standoff” • Turkish President Erdogan offered to mediate in the standoff over the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station in Ukraine. The offer came hours before the UN nuclear watchdog said the facility lost its last remaining main power line to the grid and was now relying on a reserve line. [Kyiv Post]
- “No Going Back To Reliance On Russian Gas From Here” • The reason the Nord Stream 1 pipeline is closed is that repairs can’t be done without German technology imports, which are subject to sanctions, Gazprom says. However, the cut-off is just another problem in decades of dysfunction in the energy relationship between Russia and Germany. [BBC]
- “Wave Energy Converter Passes First Test, Now It’s Off To Oregon” • Last week, Calwave concluded a successful 10-month test run of its x1 at a site off the coast of San Diego. CalWave is ready for action and is moving off to sites in Oregon and Alaska. It is also starting to look seriously at commercialization, possibly piggy-backed with offshore windpower. [CleanTechnica]
- “Pakistan Floods: ‘We Spent The Whole Night Running From The Flood’” • Record floods in Pakistan have killed more than 1,200 people. The Southern Sindh province, where things show little sign of getting better, has been hit the hardest. Rescue and relief missions are under way, but the water is eight feet deep in some places, and continuing to rise. [BBC]
- “Chinese Province Of Over 9 Million To Ban Fossil Fuel Car Sales By 2030” • Hainan may not be a household name in the US or Europe, but it is a province with more than 9 million people. The recent news out of Hainan is that the province is banning new fossil-fuel vehicle sales by 2030. That target is one of the most aggressive out there. [CleanTechnica]
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