- “Bootleg Fire Is Burning Up Carbon Offsets • Oregon’s largest wildfire so far this season, the Bootleg Fire, has burned nearly 400,000 acres spreading approximately four square miles a day across the southern parts of the state. At the time of this report, the flames spread through one fifth of forests set aside for carbon offsets in the immediate area. [CNN]
- “China Aims To Install Over 30 GW Of New Energy Storage By 2025” • China aims to install more than 30 GW of new energy storage capacity by 2025, its state planner said, as part of efforts to boost renewable power consumption while ensuring stable operation of the electric grid system. The plan includes several storage technologies, but not pumped hydro. [Reuters]
- “Mercedes-Benz Prepares To Go All-Electric” • Mercedes-Benz provided visions of a future unlike what other auto makers see. They include a realization that the market can flip to 100% EVs before 2030, worldwide. If the market flips, Mercedes-Benz has to be ready. That means it has to be prepared to change to 100% EV production before 2030. [CleanTechnica]
- “The Magic Ingredients For Innovative Batteries? Humble Rust And Salt” • Form Energy, based in Somerville, Massachusetts, has developed an energy storage technology based on iron and rust. In nearby Cambridge, researchers at Malta, Inc are working on an energy storage technology that is based on an equally humble material: molten salt. [WBUR]
- “Catastrophic Floods To Be 14 Times More Frequent Across Europe, Study Blames Climate Change” • A study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters claims that catastrophic floods like those that hit Europe are likely to become much more frequent due to global warming. This is largely because warmer air can hold more moisture. [India Today]
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