- “Renewable Energy To Power 2024 Olympic Aquatic Center” • The architectural team of VenhoevenCS and Ateliers 2/3/4/ have revealed plans for a timber aquatic center in Paris. The aquatic center will use a smart energy system to provide 90% of needed energy from recovered or renewable energy sources for the 2024 Olympics. [Inhabitat]
- “Battery Recycling Researchers Develop New Electrochemical Process” • To keep hazardous materials from entering the waste stream when EVs are producted and when batteries are retired, it is essential that batteries be recycled. Idaho National Laboratory aims to make recycling old lithium-ion batteries easier, more efficient, and potentially greener. [CleanTechnica]
- “Global Shipping’s UN Climate Talks Fail Amid Threats Of A Walkout” • After a week of talks, delegates at the International Maritime Organization failed to agree to targets that would meet the Paris Agreement, as they had originally agreed to do in 2018, a deal the shipping industry hailed as ‘historic’ and which 100 countries had voted on. [Forbes]
- “ExxonMobil Claims It’s Shifting On Climate, But Still Funding Climate Science Deniers” • ExxonMobil now agrees that “the risk of climate change is real” and says it is “committed to being part of the solution,” at least according to the company’s website and statements. But the company’s grantmaking report shows it is commited to climate denial. [CleanTechnica]
- “Vistra Selects First Solar For 869 MW Of Solar Panels” • Texas-based Vistra, an integrated retail electricity and power generation company, plans to build six utility-scale solar power plants across Texas. It will buy the solar modules for these power plants from Arizona-based First Solar. The order is for a whopping 869 MW (DC) of power capacity. [CleanTechnica]
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