Even though 2021 was relatively cool, it still ranked as the fifth warmest year on record. — Read on http://www.axios.com/earth-7-hottest-years-climate-change-56fdd198-baa3-44ab-87e1-2fc53f83ce00.html Scary stuff
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Shift to EV is an accelerating trend; Exon under pressure to be carbon neutral by 2050
http://www.wsj.com/articles/auto-makers-aim-to-boost-ev-sales-to-40-50-of-u-s-sales-by-2030-11628110425 This current phase of EV adoption is exponential. While this article talks about current EV sales are just 3% of car sales in the US – there is no doubt this is an area of exciting creativity and product launches. I agree government should incentivize and initiate the charging infrastructure. As part of VW’sContinue reading “Shift to EV is an accelerating trend; Exon under pressure to be carbon neutral by 2050”
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’”
Water shortages – climate change ?
Reservoirs are low in the West. Time to do a pivot on how we use water. Climate change is here.
Cyber attack hits JBS meat works in Australia, North America | Reuters
In the grand scale of cyber terrorism this is one that might actually be ethically ok. Disrupting meat production isn’t the end of the world and if encourages a few more ‘meatless Monday’s ‘ it may have a positive impact. Who knew that IT was critical in meat production? I’d take this over disrupting gasolineContinue reading “Cyber attack hits JBS meat works in Australia, North America | Reuters”
EV future is coming
Interesting note from wsj today – 3-18-21 With the exception of electric-vehicle juggernaut Tesla Inc., most auto makers aren’t running their own charging networks. But with limited charging opportuni-ties often holding consumers back, Volkswagen has shifted gears and announced plans to operate 18,000 public fast-charging stations in Europe by 2025. Also in the same article:Continue reading “EV future is coming”
Texas Sues Griddy, Says Electricity Provider Misled Customers : NPR
Targeting Giddy is not the answer- instead focus on the authorities that set the exorbitant prices. The state says it received more than 400 complaints about Griddy in less than two weeks. One woman who was hit with $4,677 on her credit card said, “I do not have the money to pay this bill.” —Continue reading “Texas Sues Griddy, Says Electricity Provider Misled Customers : NPR”
Texas shows the limits of free markets in Energy
Texas – home of the Enron accounting scandal and energy deregulation shows the limits of letting free market theory drive electricity generation. We are learning that there were terrible winter storms 10 years ago in 2011. El Paso, Texas was one place badly affected by that. It invested in winterization initiatives and as a resultContinue reading “Texas shows the limits of free markets in Energy”