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September 30 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Gasoline Prices In California Are Up 80¢ In A Month” • The average price of a gallon of gas in California reached $6.08, up some 80¢ or 15% since a month ago, according to data compiled by AAA. At some gas stations in Los Angeles, prices are hovering around $7.00 a gallon. The high cost is partly due to a surge in the cost of crude oil. [ABC News]

Pumping gas (engin akyurt, Unsplash, cropped)

  • “50 New Electric Buses Will Soon Be Operating In Edinburgh” • Lothian Buses, a public transit provider in Edinburgh and the Lothians, ordered 50 new electric Volvo BZL buses for its fleet. The 50 double-deck buses cost over £24 million. They have zero direct emissions and will help improve air quality. They will start operating in 2024. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Biden Administration Approves More Offshore Drilling In Bid To Expand Wind Energy” • The Biden administration revealed plans for as many as three new oil and gas drilling lease sales in federal waters over the next five years. The Interior Department was required by law to create the plan, but the number of leases offered is the smallest in history. [CNN]
  • “Record Rain In New York City Generates ‘Life-Threatening’ Flooding, Overwhelming Streets And Subways” • Record-setting rain overwhelmed New York City’s sewer system, sending a surge of floodwater coursing through streets and into basements and subways. A month’s worth of rain fell in Brooklyn in just three hours in a deluge worsened by climate change. [CNN]
  • “$500 Million For Electric School Buses That Reduce Pollution, Save Money, And Protect Health” • The US EPA announced the availability of at least $500 million in funding from the Clean School Bus rebate competition. The program is transforming school bus fleets across America and protecting children from air pollution. [CleanTechnica]

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September 29 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Rise Of Wooden Towers: A Green Solution For Wind Turbines” • Swedish startup Modvion AB is revolutionizing the wind turbine industry by building towers made of wood instead of steel. This innovative approach aims to reduce the carbon footprint of wind power by over 90%. The world’s tallest wooden turbine tower is currently under construction. []

Construction of wind turbine (Modvion AB)

  • “Nissan: No New ICE Cars For Europe, All-EV By 2030” • In a recent press release, Nissan announced that starting now, there will be no new combustion-powered vehicle models for the market, and by 2030, the company wants all new Nissans to be “100% electric.” We can take a quick look at the announcement and review what it means. [CleanTechnica]
  • “New Study Definitively Confirms Gulf Stream Weakening” • The Gulf Stream transport of water through the Florida Straits has slowed by 4% over the past four decades, according to a study published in Geophysical Research Letters. The study says there is a 99% certainty that this weakening is more than expected from random chance. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Warren Buffett Plans To Invest $3.9 Billion In Wind And Solar Power Projects” • Warren Buffett, the renowned chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, is set to make a substantial commitment to allocating $3.9 billion toward wind and solar power projects. And two promising startups share similar trajectories of innovation and potential. [Yahoo Finance]
  • “Governor McKee Announces Opportunity To Bring 1200 MW Of New Offshore Wind to Rhode Island” • Governor Dan McKee announced that Rhode Island Energy, the state’s leading energy utility, will be issuing a new Request for Proposals to solicit about 1200 MW of new offshore wind to help power the state’s clean energy needs. [Governor Dan McKee]

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Biden-Harris Administration Hosts First-Ever White House Climate Resilience Summit

and Releases National Climate Resilience Framework

In conjunction with White House Summit on Building Climate Resilient Communities, Administration announces more than $500 million in additional investment for resilience

Across the country, Americans are experiencing the devastating impacts of climate change. In just the first eight months of the year, there have been 23 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters – more than any other year on record. And the longer-term effects of climate change – including sea-level rise, hotter average temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, and more – are affecting every corner of society and every community in America.

That’s why President Biden is leading the most ambitious climate, conservation, and environmental justice agenda in history. Today President Biden is fulfilling a commitment he made in June to host the first-ever White House Summit on Building Climate Resilient Communities. This Summit, which will include representatives from more than 25 states, territories, and Tribal Nations, underscores the Administration’s commitment to solutions that will both dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and better manage climate threats, and recognizes the importance of locally tailored, community-driven strategies.

The Summit will amplify the leadership of climate resilience practitioners nationwide – the construction workers, educators, resource managers, city and state resilience officers, emergency managers, local and Tribal leaders, and many others who are striving to help their communities adapt to today’s climate impacts and prepare for future climate risks. It also provides an opportunity for practitioners and senior Administration officials from more than 15 federal departments and agencies to jointly discuss needs and opportunities for future climate resilience efforts, including maximizing the impact of the more than $50 billion for climate resilience in President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, as well as President Biden’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE), which builds climate resilience in developing countries.

In conjunction with the Summit, the Administration is releasing the National Climate Resilience Framework, a vision for a climate resilient Nation designed to guide and align climate resilience investments and activities by the federal government and its partners. The Framework identifies common principles and specific actions to expand and accelerate progress towards six objectives:

Additionally, the Administration is announcing today more than a dozen new actions – including the awarding or availability of more than $500 million in dedicated funding – to help build a climate resilient Nation, and commitments from major philanthropies to expand financial support for climate resilience and align investments with national climate resilience priorities.

Today’s announcements come on the heels of a historic stretch of actions and investments through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to bolster climate resilience nationwide. Just last week, President Biden took executive action to launch the American Climate Corps – a workforce training and service initiative that will mobilize more than 20,000 young Americans to help build a more sustainable, resilient nation. And in the past two months, the Administration has also invested billions to combat extreme heat and storm-induced flooding by expanding urban forests, build community resilience to extreme weather, and strengthen the security and sustainability of the electrical grid in rural communities and Puerto Rico, and Hawaiʻi.

Today’s actions include:

Boosting Climate Resilience in Buildings

  • Transitioning the Building Sector to Zero Emissions. The Department of the Treasury issued guidance this week on the 45L new energy efficient home tax credit that offers up to $5,000 to eligible contractors who construct, reconstruct, or rehabilitate an energy efficient home to meet EPA Energy Star Certification and DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Homes Certification. This comes on the heels of the Department of Energy opening applications for $400 million for states and territories to adopt and implement building energy codes that reduce utility bills, increase efficiency, lower greenhouse gas emissions that fuel the climate crisis, and make buildings more resilient to climate disaster.
  • Strengthening the Power Grid for States and Tribes. The Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing the eighth cohort of its Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants. This cohort includes $167.7 million in awards from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law across 11 states, 2 territories, and 20 Tribes. With this cohort, DOE has now awarded more than $748 million to modernize the electric grid to reduce impacts of climate-driven extreme weather and natural disasters, while also ensuring power sector reliability.
  • Promoting Climate Resilient Building and Energy Codes and Standards. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Mitigation Framework Leadership Group, which works with federal agencies to advance hazard risk reduction across the nation, is issuing a set of Federal best practices for incorporating latest consensus-based codes and above-code standards to achieve climate resilience and greenhouse gas reduction in physical assets that are funded with federal dollars. This publication is a product of the National Initiative to Advance Building Codes.
  • Advancing Federal Agency Leadership in Climate Adaptation Planning. Federal agencies are taking action to build a resilient government through the implementation of their Climate Adaptation Plans, which are roadmaps that agencies developed to adapt physical assets and operations to climate risk. The White House Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Management and Budget are directing agencies to use a data-driven, climate science-based approach to evaluate their climate risk and develop resilience and adaptation strategies that will ensure more resilient federal operations and a resilient workforce.

Strengthening Local Engagement and Partnerships

  • Establishing New Community Climate Resilience Centers. The Department of Energy is announcing the recipients – in Arizona, California, Maryland, Michigan, and North Carolina – of a combined $5 million to establish Climate Resilience Centers. These centers will improve the use and utility of DOE climate science and engagement with local communities to address local climate resilience challenges while also supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions.
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Climate Adaptation Partnerships program (CAP/RISA) is announcing eight new awards totaling approximately $3.9 million. Funded projects will work cross-regionally – in flood-impacted communities everywhere from Hawai’i and the U.S. Caribbean to the East Coast and in wildfire-impacted communities in Colorado and New Mexico – over the next three to four years to test, scale, and transfer knowledge that builds national adaptation capacity. Projects will also generate locally relevant knowledge and strategies to reduce risks from flooding and wildfires in frontline communities.
  • NOAA will grow support for equitable adaptation by extending the reach of the CAP/RISA network to the Central Midwest (Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska). This is the first time there has been a CAP/RISA program in this region. This new CAP/RISA will focus on engaging Tribal Nations and women farmland owners in a community of learning about inland climate adaptation and community resilience.
  • In alignment with the Administration’s policy goals, philanthropic organizations are leveraging new federal funding from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda and committing resources to advance actions that help communities plan for and adapt to a changing climate. A dozen philanthropic organizations have invested more than a combined $800 million in complementary climate resilience priorities – and are committed to continuing to work with the federal government, communities, and local leaders on opportunities to further advance shared policy priorities and climate resilience goals.

Bolstering Workforce and Community Benefits

  • The Department of Labor is awarding $16 million to support organizations in 12 states as they pilot strategies to improve job quality and increase the availability of good jobs in the critical sectors of climate resilience, care, and hospitality. The Critical Sectors Job Quality grants being announced today will enable recipients to design and deploy programs that align with the Good Jobs Principles developed by the Departments of Labor and Commerce, leveraging workforce strategies, such as sector partnerships with workers and employers, to create good climate resilience jobs to benefit workers and employers. Programs will expand career awareness, provide training, and improve access to quality jobs within the climate resilience sector for historically underrepresented and underserved communities.
  • NOAA will award $12.7 million through its Climate Smart Communities Initiative (CSCI) to help communities protect people, property, infrastructure, economies and natural resources from climate-related hazards. CSCI will work to support communities by helping them to identify and use climate science data and tools needed to understand their exposure to climate-related hazards, and to use that information to create and implement climate resilience plans.
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is announcing the Pacific Islands Cultural Initiative, a $1.3 million investment to fortify cultural heritage and resilience in the U.S. Pacific Islands. In August 2023, NEH awarded $2 million to cultural and educational organizations, Tribal Nations, and municipalities through its new Cultural and Community Resilience and Climate Smart Humanities Organizations programs, which support community-based and strategic planning efforts to safeguard cultural resources and foster cultural resilience against the impacts of climate change.
  • The Office of Climate Change and Health Equity and Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is launching a new Climate and Health Outlook Portal. Built on the data underlying the HHS Climate and Health Outlook, the Portal features interactive county-level maps with heat, wildfire, and drought forecasts for the current month, along with individual-level climate health risk factors. This tool, being released in initial beta form, is designed for emergency response and health care professionals to support planning and preparation for the potential impacts of these climate hazards and assist the public with learning more about the climate-related health risks they may face in their county.

Ensuring Resilient Lands and Waters

  • The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation is announcing up to $328 million in funding available through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and annual appropriations to help make Western communities more resilient to drought and climate change, including in the Colorado River Basin. Funding will support grants for water desalination, water recycling and reuse, and small water storage projects. In addition, earlier this week, NOAA announced availability of $2 million in funds through the National Integrated Drought Information System to support Tribal Nations in addressing current and future drought risk on Tribal lands across the western United States.
  • Earlier this week, the Wildland Fire Management and Mitigation Commission, established by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, released a report recommending improvements to Federal policies related to preventing, mitigating, suppressing, and managing wildland fires, as well as rehabilitating affected lands.
  • Earlier this week, the Department of the Interior’s National Park Service and the nonprofit American Forests signed a five-year agreement to help return the threatened whitebark pine to its range in the northern Rockies. At least half of all whitebark pines have died in recent decades due to threats including climate change, negatively affecting the long-term outlook for this critical keystone plant species. The new partnership, made possible through funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, will support restoration activities in national parks where whitebark pine grow – making whitebark pine ecosystems more resilient to climate impacts – and advance the Interior Department’s National Seed Strategy.

September 28 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Projects Could Power 18 Million US Homes With Offshore Wind Energy” • The US offshore wind energy development pipeline reached a potential generating capacity of 52,687 MW at the end of May 2023, according to a NREL analysis. If fully developed, these projects could power over 18 million American homes. [CleanTechnica]

Offshore wind farm (Mitchell Orr, Unsplash, cropped)

  • “Britain Approves Huge, Controversial Oil And Gas Field In The North Sea” • The UK government approved development of a huge oil and gas field in the North Sea, sealing its commitment to keep producing fossil fuels for decades. The Rosebank field, northwest of Shetland, has the potential to produce 500 million barrels of oil. [CNN]
  • “Oslo To Replace Almost All Diesel Buses With Electric Buses By Year’s End” • Norway makes no apology for its seeking to electrify its transportation sector as quickly as possible. Its clean transportation initiative includes the public sector, as Oslo and other Norwegian cities covert their public transportation systems to electric buses. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Saudi Arabia Forms Joint Venture With Greece To Link Power Grids” • Saudi Arabia has signed a deal with Greece to establish a jointly-owned company to link up the two countries’ power grids with the goal of supplying Europe with clean energy, according to Reuters. Greece’s energy mix is 40% renewable, and the country is seeking to boost this. [Oil Price]
  • “Renewable Power Helped The US Survive Hottest Summer Ever” • This summer, the US endured the two warmest months ever recorded, yet the system held. Despite years of messages trying to raise doubts about whether renewables have a place in grid reliability, there’s no doubt now that wind and solar power and battery storage held their own. [NRDC]

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September 27 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “The Goats Fighting Fires In Los Angeles” • Factors such as hotter, drier conditions due to climate change are key drivers in increasing the risk and severity of the fires, research shows. But land management can play an important role, as the build-up of dead trees and dry shrubs creates dangerous fuel that can lead to big, severe fires. Goats can help with that. [BBC]

Goats at work (City of West Sacramento)

  • “MidAmerican Announces Renewable Energy Milestone” • According to a news release, MidAmerican Energy delivered 100% renewable energy to serve its Iowa customers’ electricity usage in 2022. MidAmerican’s Iowa wind fleet generated more than 27,000 GWh, which it delivered to its Iowa customers at very low rates. [Storm Lake Radio]
  • “‘Not Nearly Enough’ IEA Says Fossil Fuel Demand Will Peak Soon But Urges Faster Action” • Global demand for oil, natural gas, and coal is likely to peak by 2030. It is an “encouraging” development but “not nearly enough” to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5°C, according to the International Energy Agency. [CNN]
  • “Louisiana’s Saltwater Problem Shows Us How Climate Change Can Have Complex, Unanticipated Consequences” • Southern Louisiana is having some serious problems with water that are only going to get worse in the coming weeks. Salty water from the ocean is finding its way up the Mississippi River, and it is polluting drinking water. [CleanTechnica]
  • “US Energy Storage Capacity Additions Rise 161% In Q2, Set New Record” • The US energy storage industry added 1,680 MW, 5,597 MWh in the second quarter of 2023, marking the strongest quarter on record and reversing two straight quarters of stalled growth, said a report by Wood Mackenzie and the American Clean Power Association. [Utility Dive]

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City Resolution Applauds 18 Upper Valley EV-friendly Employers

The Lebanon City Council this week publicly thanked 18 Upper Valley employers who offer some electric vehicle (EV) charging to employees or who otherwise facilitate adoption of EVs by employees. The proclamation will be displayed at the Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo on Saturday, September 30 at Lebanon City Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with some of those employers present. The UV EV Expo is part of the 13th annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW), a coast-to-coast celebration of electric vehicles (EVs) held Sept. 22 through Oct. 1, 2023, organized nationally by Plug In America.

WHEN: The Lebanon City Council issued the EV-Friendly Employers resolution at its meeting on Wednesday, September 20. See a video here, at time-stamp 6:08-9:16. The UV EV Expo will be Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Lebanon City Hall, 51 North Park Street, and the EV Expo will be in the parking lot behind City Hall

The EV Expo will include displays and rides featuring electric cars, trucks, an Advance Transit e-bus, a motorcycle, e-bicycles, e-tricycles, e-lawn mowers, and e-tools. A bell-ringing “town crier” announces the start of talks. Three cars compete in a “Tesla’s Got Talent” contest performing light shows to different songs.

WHO: Drivers who may be ready to get off of fossil fuels. See 

BACKGROUND: Lebanon is a leader in the Upper Valley’s shift to electric drive. The U.S. Department of Energy soon will announce whether or not it approves a $5.2 million grant proposal for Lebanon to install 91 EV chargers in the city. In January Lebanon became the first community in New Hampshire and one of the first in the U.S. to adopt zoning regulations requiring EV charging at new multi-unit housing.

There are now more than three million EVs on the road in the United States, and a recent survey from Cox Automotive found that consumers considering purchasing an EV for their next vehicle are at an all-time high. The increased interest in EVs makes National Drive Electric Week events like the UV EV Expo important for educating the public about the incredible benefits of owning an EV, from cost-savings on maintenance and fuel to improved air quality, convenience and performance.

The Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee organized the Upper Valley EV Expo along with Sustainable Lebanon, Sustainable Hanover, the Town of Hartford (Vt.) Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, and other New Hampshire and Vermont town energy committees. Lebanon Ford, Omer & Bob’s Bikes, Cowbell Mobile Bike Shop, Norwich EV, and SolaflectEV financially support this year’s event. Plug In America, the Electric Vehicle Association, the Sierra Club and EVHybridNoire teamed up to organize National Drive Electric Week on the national level.

For more information about the Upper Valley EV Expo, visit:

For a complete list of National Drive Electric Week events, visit:

September 26 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “EU’s Guidance For Carbon Price Through 2050 Is Staggering” • Pricing carbon aggressively is a conservative, market-oriented fiscal policy that puts costs on negative externalities, following in the well-precedented paths of pricing tobacco and alcohol. The US and Canada aren’t pricing carbon high enough. Europe is doing it the best. [CleanTechnica]

Retired oil rigs (Ben Wicks, Unsplash, cropped)

  • “‘Staggering’ Green Growth Gives Hope For 1.5°C, Says Global Energy Head” • The prospects of the world staying within the 1.5°C limit on global heating have been made brighter in the past two years owing to the “staggering” growth of renewable energy and green investment, according to Fatih Birol, the chief of the world’s energy watchdog. [The Guardian]
  • “Techno-Fixes To Climate Change Aren’t Living Up To The Hype” • The IEA updated its road map for the energy sector to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It doubles down on the need to switch to renewable energy swiftly while minimizing the use of technologies that are still unproven, such as carbon capture and hydrogen fuels. [The Verge]
  • “EV Penetration Exceeds 30% In Four California Counties” • According to registration data used as a proxy for sales, there were four counties in the US with EV market penetration above 30% last December, all in California. Santa Clara County stood highest at 35%, Marin County was at 34%, and Alameda and San Mateo Counties were at 32% each. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Deloitte Report Details Importance Of Energy Storage To US Power Grid” • A new report from Deloitte, “Elevating the role of energy storage on the electric grid,” provides a comprehensive framework to help the power sector navigate renewable energy integration, grid flexibility and reliability, and electrification and decentralization support. [POWER Magazine]

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Energy Action Network Summit and Annual Progress Report Presentation this Thurs. 9/28 at Sugarbush

Climate and energy summit to be held as new report finds Vermont not meeting its climate responsibility, missing economic opportunity.

On Thursday, September 28th, 2023, the Energy Action Network will host its annual Network Summit. EAN’s 2023 Annual Progress Report for Vermont on Emissions, Energy, Equity, and the Economy will be presented for the first time at the Summit, along with a new research paper that assesses Vermont’s climate responsibility. Each year, EAN’s tracking and analysis provides an in-depth overview of where Vermont stands relative to its climate and renewable energy commitments.

What: Annual Summit of the Energy Action Network (EAN). Presentation of EAN’s 2023 Annual Progress Report for Vermont on Energy, Emissions, Equity, and the Economy, plus new research assessing Vermont’s climate responsibility. Remarks from state leaders.

When: Thursday, September 28, 2023

Where: Sugarbush, Warren, VT

Who: Speakers will include:

  • Secretary of State Sarah Copeland Hanzas
  • Attorney General Charity Clark
  • Treasurer Mike Pieciak
  • Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman
  • Senator Christopher Bray, Chair, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee
  • Representative Amy Sheldon, Chair, House Environment and Energy Committee
  • Representative Sara Coffey, Chair, House Transportation Committee
  • Jared Duval, EAN Executive Director

Note: full agenda available here.

Why: The event will highlight key findings from this year’s report and what they mean for Vermont. Statewide elected officials and legislative leaders will address their energy and climate priorities. State government officials will discuss efforts to secure federal funding for climate investments in Vermont.

September 25 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “There’s No Reason To Keep Riding A Gas Price Rollercoaster” • A recent article at USA Today tells the woeful tale of gas prices rising, again. This year has been a tough one for people at the gas pumps. We could say, ‘I told you so!’ But instead, let’s look at how bad it is, and what’s behind the rising gas prices, and then look at some ideas to save gas. [CleanTechnica]

Gas pump (Khamkéo Vilaysing, Unsplash, cropped)

  • “Rooftop Solar Alone provides 101% Of South Australia’s Electricity” • South Australia at one point supplied 114% of its electricity from rooftop solar. Some power inputs had to be switched off or the the excess exported, or stored in the state’s 150-MW battery. As of early July 2023, the state had 379,860 rooftop solar systems. [Informed Comment]
  • “Residents Prepare To Return To Sites Of Homes Demolished In Lahaina Wildfire” • Authorities will begin allowing the first residents and property owners to return to their properties in Lahaina’s fire zone, many for the first time since it burned down nearly seven weeks ago, on August 8, by the deadliest US wildfire in more than a century. [ABC News]
  • “Aroostook Wind Megaproject Is First In Maine To Need Legislative Approval. It Got It Upfront.” • LS Power asked the Maine Legislature in March to approve a transmission project, and by June they received it. The approval was required under provisions of the citizen initiative that had aimed, unsuccessfully, to derail another project. [Bangor Daily News]
  • “Pepsi Isn’t The Only Company Hauling Sodas With Electric Trucks” • In some ways, electric trucks form a corner of the EV industry where it’s possible to be ahead of Tesla. Not only can other truck makers do this, but a recent partnership between Volvo and Coca-Cola Canada shows that there’s competition among soda brands, too! [CleanTechnica]

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September 24 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Deserts As Carbon Sinks? Study Shows Potential For Greening Arid Regions” • A team of plant scientists has introduced a novel method to sequester carbon dioxide by “re-greening” arid areas, without competing with agriculture or food production. Their report, published in the journal Trends in Plant Science, suggests developing deserts for carbon sinks. []

Green area in a desert (Halima Bouchouicha, Unsplash, cropped)

  • “The Ominous Signs Pointing To Extreme Heat And Fire In Australia This Summer” • It’s only early spring in Australia and the country is already grappling with heat and fire, sparking fears of a potentially devastating summer. Dozens of bushfires have broken already out in the country, with more than 60 burning in New South Wales. [CNN]
  • “Ford Sides With EVs, Tells UK Prime Minister Not To Fear The Strong Headwinds” • With the UK’s 2030 ban on the sale of new internal combustion engine coming up, automakers have been investing in UK facilities to make EVs. As the deadline nears, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak decided to postpone the ban. Some car makers are not happy. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Saltwater Intrusion In Mississippi River Could Impact The Drinking Water In Louisiana” • New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell signed an emergency declaration over an intrusion of saltwater into the Mississippi River that officials say could impact the region’s water supply. River volume is expected to fall in the next several weeks to historic lows. [ABC News]
  • “New York Bus Electrification Is Moving Forward With 53 Overhead Bus Chargers” • New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that construction is progressing on 53 state-of-the-art overhead electric bus chargers at Metropolitan Transportation Authority depots in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn. [CleanTechnica]

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