Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

February 9 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Droughts Leave Cargo Riverboats High And Dry” • Increased droughts are forcing shipping companies to abandon some of the world’s main river cargo routes, warns Ann Christina Sloek-Andersen, a senior director at global shipping giant Maersk. On the Rhine, record low water levels meant some vessels were able to carry just 25% of their usual load. [BBC]

Shipping on the Rhine near Koblenz (Holger Schué, Pexels)

  • “How China Achieved Its Clean Tech Dominance” • China holds a commanding lead in manufacturing most low-carbon technologies and looks likely to remain highly competitive. But the landscape is nuanced and varies by technology. There is still potential for other countries to catch up, and thus diversify global supply chains. [Energy Intelligence]
  • “Common Kinds Of Air Pollution Led To Changes In Teens’ Blood Pressure” • Exposure to higher levels of nitrogen dioxide was associated with lower blood pressure in teens, said a study published in the journal PLOS One. Exposure to particulate matter 2.5, also known as particle pollution, was associated with higher blood pressure. [CNN]
  • “Electric Vehicle Battery Investments Ballooned In 2022” • EVs only represent about 6% of new vehicle sales in the US, but a big shift toward battery projects suggests rapid growth in the coming years. Research from think tank Atlas Public Policy shows over $128 billion in announced US investments in EVs, battery plants, and battery recycling in recent years. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Hurry, Chevy Bolts Down An Astonishing 47% To $19,995 Until March! (Net After Tax Credit)” • In 2021, the price of a Chevy Bolt was $37,495. Now, with a couple of price cuts the 2023 price is $27,495 (if you can find a dealer in your area that will sell it at MSRP). With Federal incentives, which are available until March, a Bolt can be had for $19,995. [CleanTechnica]

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