Using Direct Lithium Extraction To Secure U.S. Supplies

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 22:28:14 +0000

NREL Is Driving Innovation in Geothermal Lithium Extraction Through Research, Expertise, and Prize Incentives

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Charging Infrastructure Analysis Leverages NREL Data Science Expertise

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 23:00:54 +0000

Analysis Aims To Help California Meet Zero-Emission Vehicle Goals

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Workplace Injuries Caused By Heat More Common Than Official Stats

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:00:26 +0000

Official records dramatically fail to capture workplace injuries caused by extreme heat, new data described in congressional testimony Thursday shows. The dangers, which go beyond heat stroke and include injuries from falls or mishandled machinery, are concentrated among poor workers in yet another example of how climate change worsens societal inequities. “Most people still associate climate […]

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Nearly All The Chinook Salmon In The Sacramento River Will Die

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2021 19:50:24 +0000

A drumbeat of climate-fueled heatwaves, compounded by water management practices, will likely kill nearly all juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento River, California wildlife officials warn. “It’s an extreme set of cascading climate events pushing us into this crisis situation,” California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Jordan Traverso told reporters. Salmon need river water […]

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We Need More Electric Vehicles, But Extending Regulatory Incentives For EVs Is A Bad Idea

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 00:00:51 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Dave Cooke, Senior Vehicles Analyst A recent New York Times article noted that the Biden administration will be looking to use vehicle efficiency standards to boost electric vehicles sales. Our analysis shows that strong standards are the best way to accelerate toward an electric future and that we need […]

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Ridehailing Drivers Will Go Electric — If We Build The Charging Stations

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 23:00:39 +0000

Originally published on By Laurie Stone Michelle Pierce, a retired electrical engineer living in Southern California, is a passionate EV advocate. She started driving an electric vehicle for Lyft because she wanted to expose more people to electric vehicles and demonstrate the benefits of EVs. In 2017, Pierce rented a Chevy Bolt through the former […]

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California Budget Approves Historic Clean Transportation Investments

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 11:38:45 +0000

Originally published on NRDC Expert Blog. By Miles Muller, Attorney, Climate & Clean Energy Program State legislators and Governor Newsom just signed a historic California budget that includes unprecedented levels of investment in clean transportation. The new funding will provide significant support for critical zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure programs, unlocking billions in public health, climate, and […]

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Extreme Wildfires Create Own Lightning, Officials Arrest Non-Evacuants

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 14:45:59 +0000

Wildfires fueled by extreme heat and drought continue to rage across the West Coast. Climate change exacerbates drought and heatwaves that set the stage for massive conflagrations, like the Sugar Fire in Northern California which doubled in size from Friday to Saturday and produced so much smoke and ash that, combined with the dry heat, […]

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California’s Hydroelectric Generation Affected by Historic Drought

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 22:53:35 +0000

Most of the western United States is experiencing intense and historic drought conditions. California is one of the most severely affected states. As of June 22, 2021, 100% of the state is experiencing some degree of drought. About 33% of the state has been categorized under exceptional drought, the most intense drought classification. The drought conditions have […]

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