- “Climate Change Takes Habitat From Big Fish, The Ocean’s Key Predators” • This year’s marine heat waves and spiking ocean temperatures foretell big changes for some of the largest fish in the sea. Loss of habitat could largely remove some of the most important predators from the ocean, including commercially important seafood species. [ABC News]
- “Florida Is Now Adding More Solar Power Than Any Other State” • Florida has long ranked a distant third place behind California and Texas in installed solar, but it’s now installing more solar panels than any other state. This is despite its having a policy landscape considerably more challenging than what is found in other states. [Canary Media]
- “French-Led Proposal For Australia’s Second-Biggest Battery Storage In Tasmania Will ‘Reduce Energy Costs’” • Tasmania could have a grid-connected battery by 2026 under a proposal from the country’s largest battery operator. Proposed by Neoen, a Paris-based energy company, the battery would add 140 MW of capacity to Tasmania’s energy network. [ABC]
- “EV Sales Growing Faster Than Forecasted, Oil Demand Peaked In 2019” • RMI shows that the rapid growth of EVs means that global oil demand for cars has already peaked and will be in freefall by 2030. The new driver of change is economics. Because battery costs enjoy learning curves, total cost of ownership price parity has been reached. [CleanTechnica]
- “€25,000 Small Electric Cars On Track To Be Profitable By 2025!” • Carmakers can make a profit selling small electric cars made in Europe for €25,000, research shows. Falling production costs and battery prices would make mass market B-segment vehicles feasible to electrify by 2025, according to the study by Transport & Environment. [CleanTechnica]
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