Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

March 8 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “The Planet Just Shattered Heat Records For The Ninth Month In A Row” • Last month was the hottest February on record. Each of the last nine months set a record for heat, Copernicus’ data shows. February was 1.77°C warmer than the average February in pre-industrial times. The last twelve month period was 1.56°C above pre-industrial levels. [CNN]

Dog on a hot day (Akanda Kilicarslan, Unsplash)

  • “Vermont Governor Opposes Ambitious Renewable Energy Bill Over Costs” • Citing a disputed cost study, Vermont Governor Phil Scott is pushing back against a bill mandating faster, wider adoption of renewable energy by power utilities. House Bill 289 would require utilities to purchase 100% of their electric power from renewable sources by 2030. [The Energy Mix]
  • “Developer Pulls Plug On Transmission Project That Would Have Brought Millions To Northeast Kingdom” • National Grid has pulled the plug on building a major transmission line. Not only would the line would have carried power between Quebec and New England, it would have been a major income source for Northeast Kingdom communities. [Vermont Public]
  • “Nearly Half The Electricity Produced In The Netherlands Is Now Renewable” • Between May and July of 2023, over half of the electricity generated in the Netherlands was from renewable sources. It was as high as 57% in July. For the whole year, 48% of electricity was generated from renewable sources such as solar, wind, and water. [Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek]
  • “Ford Pops E-Transit Van Out Of Stealth Mode To Boost EV Sales” • The good news about EV sales keeps pouring in. Ford Motor Company racked up a strong performance in February with a 93% uptick in sales of the F-150 Lightning, YOY, and a 64% increase for the Mustang Mach-E. Ford released the all-electric E-Transit to keep things going. [CleanTechnica]

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