Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

January 13 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “US Interior Department Takes Steps To Strengthen Offshore Clean Energy Development” • The Department of the Interior announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will publish a proposed rule to update and simplify regulations for clean energy development on the US Outer Continental Shelf to facilitate project approvals. [CleanTechnica]

Offshore wind farm (Capmat007, CC-BY-SA 4.0, cropped)

  • “Scientists Claim Carbon Capture Is Viable And Fossil Fuel Producers Should Bear The Costs” • Scientists in the UK, the US, and the Netherlands published a study that says carbon capture is now a viable technology and fossil fuel companies should pay to remove the CO₂ attributable to their activities as a condition of being allowed to operate. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Contrails Are A Problem For Aviation – But There Could Be An Easy Solution” • Environmentally, contrails are surprisingly bad. A study looked at aviation’s contribution to climate change and concluded that contrails create 57% of the sector’s warming impact by trapping heat that would otherwise be released into space. Fortunately, there is a solution. [CNN]
  • “Huge Rare Earth Metals Discovery In Arctic Sweden” • The EU’s largest deposit of rare earths has been found in Sweden. No rare earths are currently mined in Europe, and 98% of rare earths used in the EU in 2021 came from China. The deposit’s discovery is seen as “decisive” for the green transition, as demand for EVs and wind turbines increases. [BBC]

Lapland (Egor Vikhrev, Unsplash)

  • “Exxon Accurately Predicted Global Warming From 1970s But Continued To Cast Doubt On Climate Science” • Exxon’s own scientists accurately predicted future global warming in reports dating back to the late 1970s, but for years the company publicly cast doubt on climate science while lobbying against climate action, new analysis shows. [CNN]
  • “Governor Hochul Announces Completion Of Plug Power’s $125 Million Manufacturing Facility In Albany County” • New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the completion of a Plug Power manufacturing plant in Albany County. Plug Power’s GenDrive fuel cell systems are used to power electric motors in the electric mobility market. [Governor Kathy Hochul]

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