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June 18 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Countries Powered By Renewable Energy Recover Faster From Economic Crises” • Ecological Economics published a study that examined 133 economic crises in 98 countries over a 40-year period, from 1970 to 2011. The researchers found that the best predictor of economic recovery was the amount of renewable energy a country used. [Cosmos Magazine]

Wind turbines (Thomas Richter, Unsplash)

  • “NASA Spacewalkers Finish Installing Roll-Out Solar Array” • Expedition 69 flight engineers Woody Hoburg and Steve Bowen of NASA concluded their spacewalk after 5 hours and 35 minutes. They completed their major objective to install an International Space Station Roll-Out Solar Array. The 20-kW array is 60 feet by 20 feet (18.2 by 6 meters). [CleanTechnica]
  • “Sandia Scientists Achieve Breakthrough In Tackling PFAS Contamination” • A team at Sandia National Laboratories is developing materials to tackle a growing world problem: human exposure to a group of “forever chemicals” in contaminated water and other products. Sandia is now taking their research to the next level. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Renewable Energy And Health Impacts Highlighted In The Climate Trial” • Plaintiffs in Held v Montana, a first-of-its-kind youth climate lawsuit, sought to illustrate both the feasibility of transitioning Montana to fossil fuel-free energy sources and the physical, emotional, and societal dangers of a “business as usual” approach to climate policy. [Montana Free Press]
  • “State Launches New Climate-Focused Forestry Initiative” • An initiative to ensure the state’s forests are managed to optimize carbon sequestration and mitigate climate harms as part of meeting Massachusetts’ climate goals was announced by Gov Maura Healey. The state is required to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. [CapeCod.com]

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