Monday, February 01, 2021
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Monday, February 01, 2021

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Electric Cars Are Coming, and Fast. Is the Nation’s Grid Up to It?

Brad Plumer, New York Times (Tweet)

GM’s decision this week to phase out gasoline vehicles is the latest in a major shift that will mean dramatic new demands on electric utilities. Here are four things that will need to happen.

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Kerry’s misleading framing of potential solar and wind jobs

Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post (Tweet)

The former secretary of state said solar and wind are two of the fastest-growing occupations. But the number of potential jobs is a pittance.

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Hurricanes Are Hitting Maximum Strength Closer to Land

Chelsea Harvey, E&E News (Tweet)

The storms are also migrating to higher latitudes.

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Norway’s trillion-dollar wealth fund sold the last of its investments in fossil fuel companies

Jariel Arvin, Vox (Tweet)

Norway’s decision was an economic one, but it’s still a step in the right direction on climate change.

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Paul J. Crutzen, Nobel laureate who studied ozone and named new ‘Anthropocene’ era, dies at 87

Harrison Smith, The Washington Post (Tweet)

He also developed the ‘nuclear winter’ concept and advocated for geoengineering as a worst-case method to counteract global warming.

Newsletter by Eric McDaniel.