Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

July 6 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Digital World Driving Growing Demand For Renewable Generation” • The world’s reliance on the internet, the shift to cloud computing, and the emergence of AI all fuel increasing demand for data centers. The IEA projects that by 2026, data centers will consume more than 800 TWh annually, more than double what they used in 2022. [pv magazine Australia]

Data center with rooftop solar (Iron Mountain image)

  • “EU Tariffs On Chinese EVs Commence, But Discussions Ongoing” • There are discussions ongoing between Chinese government officials and EU officials and administration in regard to tariffs on battery-electric cars produced in China. But in the meantime, the tariffs, ranging from 17.4% to 37.6%, are now in effect. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Globally, 48% Of Volvo Cars’ Sales Now Plugin Vehicles” • Yet another automaker highlighting its EV sales growth last quarter is Volvo Cars. Its data shows that 48% of all the cars it sold in June were plugins! Volvo’s overall sales grew 8%, but its plugin vehicle sales grew a whopping 41%. That tells us that Volvo’s non-plugin vehicle sales actually declined. [CleanTechnica]
  • “West Coast Historic Heat Wave Could Break All-Time Records” • The western US is facing a historic heat wave with alerts issued not just for areas inland, but also normally cooler coastal places like Seattle and Portland, Oregon. The heat wave could break all-time records. The record heat will not stop this weekend, with more expected next week. [ABC News]
  • “Pongamia Trees Grow Where Citrus Once Flourished, Offering Renewable Energy, Protein” • As parts of the Florida citrus industry have all but dried up over the past two decades due to two fatal diseases, some farmers are planting pongamia trees, a climate-resilient species that can produce plant-based proteins and a sustainable biofuel. [ABC News]

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