- “Flooding From Climate Change Increased Superstorm Sandy Damage $8 Billion” • Human-caused climate change added $8 billion to the damage inflicted by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, new research published in Nature found. The additional flooding attributed to melting glaciers and ice sheets meant 71,000 more people were affected. [CleanTechnica]
- “Anglo-American JV Unveils 10-GW North Atlantic Offshore Plans” • Anglo-American company Hecate Independent Power has unveiled plans to build up to 10 GW of fixed and floating offshore wind in the North Atlantic to be connected to the UK grid. HIP said it made applications with National Grid for an initial 4 GW of grid connections. [reNEWS]
- “Is The IEA Report A Tipping Point For Oil Investing?” • The demise of oil and thermal coal won’t come from eco-activism or even directly from renewable energy – it will come when big banks decide to stop financing it, rendering it ‘unbankable.’ And big financial companies like Goldman Sachs and BlackRock were already doing that before the IEA Report. [Oil Price]
- “No, We Don’t Need ‘Miracle Technologies’ To Slash Emissions – We Already Have 95%” • US Climate Envoy John Kerry and Bill Gates have indicated that solar, wind and batteries are not enough. But the facts do not support that argument. Solar power, wind power and batteries are already pushing coal an nuclear out of the market. [The Hill]
- “New York Car Dealers Are Fighting Against Coalition Of 114 Environmental Groups To Keep Tesla, Rivian, And Lucid Out Of The State” • New York is considering legislation (S1763/A4614) that would remove the restriction on direct sales of electric vehicles. That is, if it can summon the political will to overcome the objection of car dealers. [CleanTechnica]
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