- “California Hit With One Final Round Of Storms” • California has been hit by a final round of storms, bringing more rain and snow to a state already reeling from at least 19 weather-related deaths. Skies will begin to look sunnier starting Tuesday, the NWS said, but a final gasp of wet weather will hit some areas on Wednesday and into Thursday. [BBC]
- “A Major Oil Exporter Is Hosting A UN Climate Summit. Opinions Are Divided” • The COP28 climate summit is mired in controversy. It is being held in one of the biggest oil exporting nations – the United Arab Emirates – and headed by one of the most prominent faces in its oil industry. Some people fear that it has been hijacked by the fossil fuels interests. [CNN]
- “Irish Wind Farms Supply 34% Of Country’s Power” • Ireland’s wind farms provided 34% of the country’s electricity last year, saving almost €2 billion for gas, new research shows. According to an analysis published by energy specialists Baringa, Ireland’s wind farms share of the country’s electricity supply rose by four percentage points compared to 2021. [reNews]
- “EPA Requirement Keeps Electric Buses Out Of Low-Income Schools” • In order to qualify for first round of funding from these EPA grants, school districts are being required to identify the specific diesel buses they’d replace with electric buses. The problem there is that many low-income school districts don’t own their own buses. [CleanTechnica]
- “Battery Storage Can Help Solve Texas’ ‘Super Duck’ Challenge Of Integrating Renewable Energy” • The ERCOT grid is facing some extreme swings in its ability to match supply with growing demand for electricity, presenting an opportunity for energy storage. ERCOT is responsible for the grid and wholesale power markets in most of Texas. [Energy Storage News]
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