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July 10 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Last Month Was The Hottest June On Record For The Lower 48 States” • Heat that set records in the Southwest was followed by heat that smashed records in the Pacific Northwest. Those events converged to make last month the hottest June on record for the Lower 48 states, the NOAA reported. The previous hottest June was in 2016. [CNN]

Colorado River at Fort Collins (Stefan Rodriguez, Unsplash)

  • “The West Is Caught In A Vicious Climate Change Feedback Loop” • After climate change fueled a deadly heat wave in the Pacific Northwest in June, historic heat threatens records once again. As temperatures climb to the triple digits, the sun will bake out what little moisture there is in the ground, worsening the West’s unprecedented drought. [CNN]
  • “How The American South Is Paying The Price For Europe’s ‘Green Energy’” • In 2009, the EU pledged to curb greenhouse gas emissions, urging its member states to shift from fossil fuels to renewables. It classified biomass as a renewable energy source, on par with wind and solar. This incentivized burning a lot of wood from America’s southern states. [CNN]
  • “How Fossils Move To Block Local Climate Action” • Local governments are making progress on protecting their people and environment. In some states, state politicians, sponsored by the fossil-fuel and utility industries, are taking that ability away from them. An insight brief from RMI examines state pre-emption of local clean energy policies. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Is 100% Renewable Energy Feasible For Entire Countries? Why, Yes Actually” • We asked 22 experts in renewable energy, engineering, and energy systems about the feasibility of going to 100% renewable energy. Most agreed that 100% renewable energy was feasible. All agreed that a big shift away from fossil fuels is not only feasible but essential. [ScienceAlert]

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