- “Why Temperatures Still Plummet To Dangerous Levels Even As The Planet Warms” • With all the high temperature records we see, there are still bomb cyclones and records for cold. Some scientists say that climate change – and more specifically rapid warming in the Arctic – may actually be increasing the likelihood that frigid, polar air can dive south. [CNN]
- “US Climate Subsidies Unsettle Europe’s Green Industry Plans” • The massive green subsidies on offer in the US come to $370 billion (€339 billion euros). That has unsettled the EU’s plans and sent European policymakers scrambling to respond. Some European companies are giving priority to renewable energy developments in the US. [Digital Journal]
- “In Boost For Ford And Tesla, Treasury Changes EV Tax Rules Making It Easier To Qualify As An SUV” • New rules now in effect for EV tax credits favor SUVs. If a Ford Mustang Mach-E is an SUV, then it can get the credit if it costs almost $80,000. If not, the cut-off is $55,000. The Treasure Department has reviewed its new rules so they fit with common sense. [CNN]
- “Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners And Amberside Partner To Develop UK Solar And Battery Projects” • Amberside Energy and CIP, on behalf of its Flagship Funds, have partnered to develop 2 GW of solar and battery storage projects in the UK. CIP’s Flagship Funds will provide the investment capital for project development. [reNews]
- “Coldest Wind Chill Ever Recorded In Continental US, Say Forecasters” • Forecasters say the coldest wind chill ever has been recorded in the continental US as an Arctic cold snap freezes a swathe of North America. The National Weather Service said icy gusts on Mount Washington in New Hampshire produced a wind chill of -108°F (-77°C). [BBC]
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