- “New ‘Greenest States’ Rankings Give Idaho Props, Knocks Wyoming” • Rankings by ConsumerAffairs, based on 2021 data concluded that the nation’s greenest state is Vermont, where much of the electricity generated, and supplied from out-of-state, comes from hydroelectric dams. Idaho ranked well, but Wyoming did not. [Wyoming Public Media]
- “Extreme Heat Means Two-Thirds Of North America Could Suffer Blackouts This Summer” • Power grid officials have warned that large swaths of the US could face blackouts if it’s a hot summer. Periods of extreme heat stress the grid by spiking demand for electricity for air conditioning to stay cool just as heat causes problems at power facilities. [CNN]
- “Solar Power Trumps Texas Lawmakers As Heat Wave Hits” • Texas lawmakers tried to throw a wet blanket over the state’s renewable energy industry last month, but they came up short on votes. They should count their blessings. The state’s solar power sector is now being hailed as a hero for helping the grid during a hellish heat wave. [CleanTechnica]
- “Canadian Wildfire Smoke Reaches Europe As Canada Reports Its Worst Fire Season On Record” • Canada has marked its worst wildfire season on record, with smoke from the blazes crossing the Atlantic Ocean and reaching western Europe. Over 18,688,691 acres (nearly half of the area of New England) have burned, and over half of the peak season is still to come. [CNN]
- “Four Most American-Made Cars Are … All Teslas” • In the past, Tesla has been lauded for its cars being mostly made in the US, but a new index has taken this detail one step further. Now, the entire Tesla lineup has taken over the top four spots as the most American-made vehicles, Cars.com says in a newly updated “2023 American-made Index.” [CleanTechnica]
For more news, please visit geoharvey – Daily News about Energy and Climate Change.