Lake Powell and Lake Mead Water Levels Drop to Historic Lows

Lake Powell and Lake Mead Water Levels Drop to Historic Lows — Read on http://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/07/27/us/lake-powell-water-level.amp.html We visited Lake Powell in May this year. Beautiful but already the water levels were low. Now they are at record lows over the past 50 years As the article notes, low water levels can impact farming and electricity generation.

Renewables are second highest source of electricity generation in the US

link.morningbrew.com/click/24584778.823563/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubW9ybmluZ2JyZXcuY29tL2RhaWx5L3N0b3JpZXMvMjAyMS8wNy8yOC9rZXktcGVyZm9ybWFuY2UtaW5kaWNhdG9ycy1qdWx5LTI5P3V0bV9zb3VyY2U9bW9ybmluZ19icmV3/5d8fae44cff06b6411445e87Bb7329dc3 Definitely happy to read this today. Given all the extreme weather news about heat domes, flash flooding etc it’s good to see that the strategic future we need to reduce our emissions is starting to take hold. Renewables have been growing well and are now at the level of nuclear. Btw Nuclear is alsoContinue reading “Renewables are second highest source of electricity generation in the US”

Break through in batteries ‘iron-air’

From Today’s Morning Brew and WSJ comes news of battery developments that can be cost effective for utility scale energy storage. This is critical to advancement of sustainable energy as most sources of sustainable energy are variable in output (think solar). Storing in cheap batteries for use later is critical. This development below lowers theContinue reading “Break through in batteries ‘iron-air’”

India may have 3 million covid deaths

From NY Times today: “Many people here said that the government of India is hiding deaths. The government of India compiles the numbers sent by state governments and publishes it,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new health minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, said in Parliament. “Our job is only to publish the data.” The estimate of more thanContinue reading “India may have 3 million covid deaths”