Texas Gov’t Just “Decided 60% Of the Population Wouldn’t Get Power For A Few Days”

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 04:32:16 +0000

It’s been a crazy week of snow, ice, rolling blackouts, and sadness all across the south, but especially in Texas where the government there has completely mismanaged the grid, which led to what some are calling a class warfare type of situation where it seems that the government is intentionally freezing the poor. The New […]

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Dan Fumano: With flood infrastructure at 'high risk of failure,' Vancouver seeks upgrades

Credit to Author: Dan Fumano| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 01:47:03 +0000

Analysis: Vancouver is grappling with how to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change and sea-level rise with the limited budget of a municipal government.

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Some Are Claiming Blue Gas Is A Tesla Killer. It’s Not.

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 03:47:11 +0000

Blue gas is an expensive shell game being promoted by the fossil fuel industry with help from automotive industry executives who are stuck in the sunk costs fallacy about their investments in internal combustion engines.

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Tesla Owners Rallying To Provide Aid To Austin

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 03:09:13 +0000

Austin, Texas, which is home to Tesla’s hottest developing Gigafactory, was affected by the winter storm this past week just like other areas of the state. The area where the new Gigafactory is being built is known as Del Valle. The community of Del Valle is rather poor, and it was mentioned to me by […]

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The Immense Potential of Forests to Sequester Carbon

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 17:20:12 +0000

By Brian Stewart Most of us understand that trees are good for the environment and that they absorb carbon in order to grow. We are familiar with comparisons that show how many trees would have to be planted in order to compensate for the carbon emissions from an airplane flight or from driving our cars. […]

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Johnson, Attenborough unite vs climate change

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:15:09 +0000

LONDON: Veteran British naturalist David Attenborough and Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make direct pleas Tuesday to the United Nations Security Council to take “urgent action” on climate change or face worsening global instability. Johnson, who is chairing a virtual session of the council on climate and security, will urge members to help vulnerable countries […]

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Why Bitcoin Truly Is Bad For The Climate & Environment, And Counter To Tesla’s Mission

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2021 00:43:37 +0000

Bitcoin has become a popular topic and avenue for investment, but it is immensely harmful for the climate and air quality. Tesla’s investment in bitcoin is counter to its mission, and there is no way around that unfortunate fact.

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A Clean Energy Transition Can Improve Grid Reliability & Resilience In Texas

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 20:02:33 +0000

Courtesy of RMI. By Mark Dyson & Becky Xilu Li  With extreme cold stretching across half the United States, the past week has seen unprecedented power outages in the central part of the country, and particularly in Texas. Millions of people remain without power as the state’s grid operator, ERCOT, struggles to meet historic demand for […]

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Harnessing the Power of Battery RD&D to Battle Climate Change

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 19:20:19 +0000

Among our nation’s most powerful strategies for tackling climate change are electrifying transportation and accelerating clean power generation. Both these strategies have one essential thing in common: their success depends on advancements in battery technologies. Economical and fast-charging batteries are key to spurring adoption of all-electric and plugin-hybrid vehicles, while high-energy-density battery storage is needed […]

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