- “Olive Oil Is In Trouble As Extreme Heat And Drought Push The Industry Into Crisis” • There is a crisis brewing in the olive oil industry. The scorching temperatures that swept southern Europe this summer claimed lives and led to intense wildfires, but they’re also very bad news for olive trees. Olive industry experts warning of potential shortages. [CNN]
- “Hurricane Hilary Sparks Rare Storm Watch For California” • A Category 4 storm called Hilary is predicted to first make landfall in Baja California on Saturday morning. Forecasters say it will move on towards southern California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah as a tropical storm. It would be the first tropical storm to hit California in over 80 years. [BBC]
- “25 Countries And 25% Of World Population Face Extremely High Water Stress” • Data from WRI’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas show that 25 countries face extremely high water stress yearly, using up almost their entire available water supply regularly. About 4 billion people live in a highly water-stressed state for at least one month of the year. [CleanTechnica]
- “Feds Determine Five Chinese Solar Panel Companies Have Been Skirting US Tariffs” • After an investigation lasting over a year, officials concluded that five Chinese solar PV makers were skirting US tariff laws by routing their operations through four other Southeast Asian countries. Higher tariffs will be delayed until 2024 so installers can find other sources. [CNN]
- “Regulators Approve GMP Request To Expand Home Energy Storage Program” • Green Mountain Power customers will have greater access to seamless, cost-effective home battery backup power after an order by the Vermont PUC. GMP may to lift the enrollment caps on its Powerwall and Bring Your Own Device home battery programs. [Vermont Business Magazine]
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