- “EV Charging And The Grid: The Truth Is Out There” • There is a widely held belief that supplying enough electricity to charge all the EVs expected to be around in a few years will take huge investments for the grid upgrades needed to meet the demand for EV charging. Now, thanks to the Green Energy Consumers Alliance, we have facts. [CleanTechnica]
- “Climate Change Laying Healthy African Land To Waste” • The UN Convention to Combat Desertification concluded that over 100 football pitches worth of healthy land is lost every minute in Africa. But the problem is global. The UNCCD says that between 2015 and 2019, the world lost at least 100 million hectares of healthy land each year. [The East African]
- “Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims California Had ‘Blackouts All Over The Place This Summer’” • Former President Donald Trump falsely claimed in a speech in Texas that California had widespread blackouts this summer because there was insufficient electricity to meet demand. The state’s last blackout due to load imbalance was in 2020, a state official said. [CNN]
- “Europe’s Battery Charge To Power A Green Economy” • The European battery market could be worth as much as €250 billion a year as of 2025. Europe aims to increase its share of global battery-cell production to as high as 25% this decade from 3% in 2018, reducing Asia’s 85% dominance. The EU is also promoting battery reuse and recycling. [Cyprus Mail]
- “Tesla Energy Unveils VPP Plan For Puerto Rico And $0 Down Solar For Tesla Drivers” • Electricity has become a fundamental component of modern life, but generating it on relatively small patches of land in the middle of vast oceans is challenging. So Tesla Energy has introduced a virtual power plant program for residents of Puerto Rico. [CleanTechnica]
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