Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

August 2 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Electric lines kill birds. But they’re a lot better than climate change” • The National Audubon Society published a report that makes the case for displacing fossil fuels by building a lot more renewable energy infrastructure – even if certain birds are killed or harmed by some of that infrastructure. The report focuses on power lines specifically. [Los Angeles Times]

Power lines (dhahi alsaeedi, Unsplash)

  • “The UK Once Vowed To Be A Global Climate Leader. Now Rishi Sunak Is Stoking A Culture War On Green Policies” • Less than two years ago, Britain was making itself a global leader in fighting the climate crisis. Now, as the Sunak government limps towards an election many expect it to lose, determination seems to have been swapped for divisiveness. [CNN]
  • “Developing Nonflammable Electrolyte To Prevent Thermal Runaway In Lithium-Ion Batteries” • The Korea Institute of Science and Technology President Seok-Jin Yoon announced that a collaborative research team has developed a nonflammable electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries that does not catch fire at room temperature. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Phoenix Gets Some Relief From Heat Streak Of 31 Days Over 110°F” • Residents of Phoenix have received some brief respite as a 31-day streak of temperatures over 110°F (43°C) came to an end after monsoon rains. The heat streak ended on Monday when the temperatures maxed out at 108°F. Temperatures are expected to rise again this week, possibly to 115°F. [BBC]
  • “FERC Unanimously Approves New Grid Interconnection Rules” • The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted unanimously to approve broad changes in how new electricity sources get connected to the grid. The new rule shifts away from the previous “first filed, first approved” process to a “first ready, first served” approach. [CleanTechnica]

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