Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

April 22 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Tiny Creatures Are Losing Their Battle To Survive. Here’s What We Can Do To Save Them” • The Rufous hummingbird lost two-thirds of its population since 1970, according to the 2022 State of the Birds report. That is not the only species with such a decline. We can do things to help native species survive in an increasingly challenging world. [CNN]

Rufous hummingbird (Ryan Bushby, CC-BY-SA 2.5, cropped)


  • “Condensed Matter Battery From CATL Targets Electric Airplanes” • CATL, the world’s largest EV lithium-ion battery maker, announced that it expects to start producing “condensed matter” semi-solid batteries this year. The company said the new batteries will have an energy density of 500 Wh/kg. Common EV batteries in use have 300 Wh/kg. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Renewable Energy Standard Bills Gain Little Traction” • One priority for Vermont climate advocates this session has been largely out of play: reforming the state’s Renewable Energy Standard. “The bottom line is, right now, Vermont’s energy policy is getting very little new renewable electricity built,” said VPIRG’s Ben Edgerly Walsh. [VTDigger]
  • “The World Just Failed Its Annual Health Checkup” • The WMO’s annual State of the Climate Report, published Friday ahead of Earth Day, paints a stark picture, showsing climate records being broken. “This is really a wake up call that climate change isn’t a future problem, it is a current problem. And we need to adapt as quickly as possible.” [CNN]

Iceberg and ship (Hubert Neufeld, Unsplash)

  • “EPA Is Preparing Aggressive New Rules For Power Plant Pollution That Could Prompt Legal Challenges” • The Biden administration is planning to roll out aggressive new rules to regulate planet-warming pollution from natural gas power plants, three sources familiar with the plan and who have been briefed on the rules told CNN. [CNN]
  • “‘Big Melt’ Of Sierra Nevada Snow Will Begin This Weekend. Tulare Lake Flooding To Worsen” • As temperatures warm up over the coming days, weather experts predict that a record snowpack in the southern Sierra Nevada will see an accelerated pace of melting, potentially adding to flooding woes of the San Joaquin Valley of California. [AOL]

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