Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

August 12 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Cordova And NREL Push The Envelope Of Microgrid Design” • Cordova, like so many other cities in Alaska, is not connected to a larger energy system. Its 2,700 residents live in a microgrid that copes with earthquakes, tsunamis, avalanches, volcanic eruptions, and winter superstorms. Cordova is collaborating with NREL to create a model for microgrids. [CleanTechnica]

Cordova, Alaska (USDA Forest Service Alaska Region)

  • “Maui Wildfires Death Toll Rises As Some Residents Return To Lahaina” • The death toll from this week’s wildfires in Maui has now reached 80, officials confirmed on Friday night. In addition, a press release announced, “Firefighters continue working to extinguish flare-ups and contain fires in Lahaina, Pulehu/Kihei and Upcountry Maui.” [CNN]
  • “Why Weren’t Maui Residents Warned Sooner?” • Local evacuations first took place on Tuesday, then an announcement came that the flames were “100% contained.” By the next day, however, fast-moving flames had engulfed Lahaina. Residents reported that strong winds knocked out the communications systems hours before the fires arrived. [BBC]
  • “DOE Funds Two Direct Air Capture Carbon Removal Projects” • The DOE announced $1.1 billion in funding for two direct air capture projects, one in Texas and the other in Louisiana. The Washington Post reports they will be used to develop and test the machinery. In total, the Biden administration has earmarked $3.5 billion for US direct air capture projects. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Vermont Renewable Energy Manufacturer Given Award For Excellence In Global Exporting” • When NRG Systems opened, it was just a tiny building in a field in Hinesburg. Now, it’s one of the world’s foremost exporters. The manufacturer of renewable energy tools received the President’s E Award in Washington, DC, for its excellence in global exporting. [WCAX]

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