- “Offshore Wind Energy Opportunities In The Five Great Lakes” • Wind resource assessments suggest that the Great Lakes’ potential capacity is 160 GW for fixed-bottom wind turbines and 415 GW for floating wind energy systems. The potential for wind energy exceeds the annual electricity consumption in five of eight states on the Great Lakes. [CleanTechnica]
- “Texas’s Nighttime Temperatures Are A Symptom Of A New, More Dangerous Kind Of Heat Wave” • Forecasters warn that there is a more dangerous aspect to this heat wave than daytime highs. Because of the climate crisis, overnight temperatures are not cooling down enough to offer people a little reprieve from the oppressive heat. [CNN]
- “Extreme Floods Are Happening Much More Often Than Federal Data Would Suggest, Analysis Shows” • A critical federal analysis of extreme rainfall is vastly underestimating the chances of flood events, with grave implications for everything from new roads and bridges to the rising cost of flood insurance, according to a new analysis. [CNN]
- “Wind Farm Neighbours Are More Positive To Wind Power” • Do all people oppose to living near wind farms? Well, when asked, it turned out that those who lived closer to turbines have a more favourable view of wind power than people living further away. This was one of the results which some may find surprising in a recent survey. [Evwind]
- “Over 80 Million People From The Midwest To The East Coast Are Under Air Quality Alerts As Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Drifts To The US” • Air quality alerts were issued for the entire states of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Delaware, and Maryland, and parts of Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia. [CNN]
- “Janet Mills Vetoes Wind Power Bill With Major Carve Outs For Unions” • Gov Janet Mills dealt labor unions a major defeat when she vetoed an offshore wind port construction bill that included lucrative carve-outs for organized labor. The carve-outs were problem for Maine’s largest construction companies, which are employee owned and not unionized. [The Maine Wire]
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