Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

August 4 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Devastating Wildfires Spur New Detection Systems” • Almost 900 forest fires were active in Canada during the week of July 17, burning a total of 10 million hectares. OroraTech, a German company, has eight satellites with special infrared sensors that monitor temperatures in grids of four-by-four meters. They can detect fires and issue warnings. [BBC]

Fire in British Columbia (BC Wildfire Service image)

  • “Tesla Owners: $25/Month In Texas For Overnight Charging (Unlimited)” • Starting with Texas, Tesla is spreading its wings as a retail electricity provider. Tesla is providing cost-effective electricity to its EV owners and Powerwall customers. The most attractive offer it is making is $25/month unlimited overnight vehicle or Powerwall charging. [CleanTechnica]
  • “2023 Sees The Highest Second Quarter On Record For US Wind Power And Solar Installations” • The American Clean Power Association released a report showing that 5,218 MW of utility-scale solar, wind, and storage capacity were installed in Q2 2023. This makes it the second-highest second quarter for clean power installations. [Evwind]
  • “Ocean Heat Record Broken, With Grim Implications For The Planet” • The oceans hit their hottest temperature ever recorded as they soak up warmth from climate change. The implications for our planet’s health are dire. The average global sea surface temperature of 20.96°C, beating a 2016 record, according to the EU’s climate change service Copernicus. [BBC]
  • “Electric Vehicles And The US Economy: A Win-Win Situation” • We know that electrifying vehicles will help the environment. What we haven’t heard much about is the positive influence that EVs will have on the US economy. New research indicates that EVs are going to be really, really good for the US economy, and for a variety of reasons. [CleanTechnica]

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