Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

August 9 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “July Hit A Crucial Warming Threshold That Scientists Have Warned The World Should Stay Under” • The world got its first preview last month of what summer will be like at 1.5 degrees of global warming – a threshold that scientists warn the planet should stay under, yet one that it has flown increasingly close to in recent years. [CNN]

Protesting insufficient action (Mika Baumeister, Unsplash)

  • “Red States, Do You Know That You’ve Benefited More From Climate Funding Than Blue States?” • Four-fifths of all the clean energy investments under the Inflation Reduction Act have gone to districts held by House Republicans, but every one of them voted last spring to repeal the incentives that encouraged those investments. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Amazon Nations Fall Short Of Agreement On A Goal To End Deforestation” • The eight countries that share the Amazon basin have fallen short of an agreed goal to end deforestation. At their first summit in fourteen years, they issued a joint declaration that created an alliance to combat deforestation, but it left the details of actions up to individual countries. [BBC]
  • “Why Renewable Energy Has The Potential To Power The Philippines’ Future” • The Philippines is facing the threat of an energy crisis. One sources of natural gas supplies a third of the power used by Luzon. It is expected to run dry by 2027, and the pressure is on the archipelagic nation to shift its reliance to renewable sources of energy. [Eco-Business]
  • “This Group Of Former Coal Workers Just Did Something That’s Never Been Done Before In The US” • The first unionized fossil fuel workers are switching to offshore wind. New York’s Ravenswood Generating Station generates 2,480 MW, 20% of New York City’s electricity, using oil and natural gas. The plant is to replace 1,400 MW with offshore wind. [Yahoo News]

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