- “US Department Of Energy Expands Support For Community Solar” • The US DOE recently announced that it is making solar energy investments aimed at reducing electricity bills and local pollution while supporting President Biden’s ambitious goals of a 100% clean electricity grid by 2035 and having net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. [CleanTechnica]
- “What Now For Germany’s Remaining Nuclear Waste?” • The last nuclear power stations have been shut down in Germany. But the issue isn’t going anywhere, as the country faces the question of how to proceed from here. The nuclear reactors still have to be dismantled, and the final disposal of the radioactive nuclear waste has not yet been clarified. [DW]
- “Recent, Rapid Ocean Warming Alarms Scientists” • A major study highlights a worrying development. Over the past 15 years, the Earth’s accumulated heat has increased by 50%, with most of the extra going into the oceans. In March, temperatures of the sea surface off the east coast of North America were up to 13.8°C (24.8°F) higher than the 1981-2011 average. [BBC]
- “European Governments Agree On 120-GW Offshore Wind Pact” • Nine European governments agreed to a combined 120-GW offshore wind capacity target for this decade. The countries have also pledged to more than double it to 300 GW by 2050. The targets increase those set in 2022 by Germany, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. [reNews]
- “‘Like A Dam Breaking’: Experts Hail The Decision To Let US Climate Lawsuits Advance” • Without weighing in on the merits of the cases, the Supreme Court rebuffed an appeal by major oil companies that want to face litigation in federal courts, rather than in the state courts they see as more favorable to plaintiffs. It felt “like a dam breaking,” experts said. [The Guardian]
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