- “A US Federal Agency Is Considering A Ban On Gas Stoves, Report Says” • A federal agency is considering a ban on gas stoves as concerns about indoor pollution linked to childhood asthma rise, according to a report first published by Bloomberg. A US Consumer Product Safety commissioner told Bloomberg gas stove usage is a “hidden hazard.” [CNN]
- “Could Floating Solar Farms Survive Out At Sea?” • Indonesia has over 10,000 islands, so getting electricity to all its people is a huge challenge. Cables to remote islands are expensive. Solar power is one option to provide those islands with energy. But solar farms take up lots of space, so installing solar panels on the ocean surface is under study. [BBC]
- “Renewables To Surpass Coal As Global Electricity Source In Just 2 Years” • Clean energy achieved momentum globally in 2022, but sadly, the momentum was triggered by a destructive action. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine catapulted the world into a global energy crisis. And that in turn sparked a drive to switch from fossil fuels to renewables. [Electrek]
- “Montecito Residents Told To Flee Deadly Downpour” • The elite coastal enclave of Montecito has been ordered to evacuate during a major storm that has landed most of California under flood watch. Forecasters are warning state residents to brace for a “relentless parade of cyclones” over the next week. Around 90% of Californians were under flood watch. [BBC]
- “Governor Hochul Announces Approval Of Siting Permits for Three Major Solar Energy Facilities” • Governor Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Office of Renewable Energy has issued three siting permits for clean energy with a total capacity of 309 MW. The new projects bring the total approved to 1.8 GW since 2021. [Governor Kathy Hochul]
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