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August 6 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “You’ve Got $30 Billion To Spend And A Climate Crisis. Nuclear Or Solar?” • As solar and energy storage professionals, we must be conscious of the limitations of our technologies. So to compare the cost and abilities of solar power with those of nuclear must be done carefully. It turns out that a solar power wins. Hands down. [pv magazine USA]

Nuclear power plant (Viktor Kiryanov, Unsplash)

  • “Get serious: Eight Technologies That Could Eliminate Nearly All Emissions By 2035” • A report from California think tank RethinkX says accelerating eight existing technologies across renewable energy, electric transport, and lab-grown food can do the heavy lifting on climate action and cut greenhouse emissions by 90% within fifteen years. [Renew Economy]
  • “Nissan Slashes Price Of Base LEAF To $28,375 And Offers $89/Month Lease Plan” • The base Nissan Leaf, with an EPA range of 149 miles, is now available for just $28,375, including the $975 destination charge, according to Green Car Reports. With a $7,500 federal tax credit, the cost would be $20,875. And it can be leased for $89 a month. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Futuristic Farmers Deploy Solar Power To Farm For Microbes” • Ambient air carbon capture has come in for ridicule over the years, but its fans finally have something to cheer about. Applied to farming, carbon can be plucked from the air to boost crop yields. All that’s needed is an assist from solar power and some other equipment. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Europe Aims To Kill Gasoline And Diesel Cars By 2035” • The EU has announced plans to end the sale of polluting vehicles by 2035, an ambitious goal that would put even hybrid cars on the endangered species list and usher in a rapid and dramatic shift to fully electric models. The EU is also reducing average emissions of new cars by 55% by 2030. [CNN]

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