- “Siberia Is Experiencing Record Highs: 40°F Above Average” • Siberia is seeing record high temperatures that are nearly 40°F (22°C) above average. To put that in perspective, The Washington Post writes that some areas of Siberia are hotter than Washington, DC. Snow cover is disappearing, sea ice is melting, and really intense fires are raging. [CleanTechnica]
Please note: this image shows temperatures over a three month period in 2020 relative to a thirty year period in 1951 to 1980. It is just one of many similar images. If the climate were not changing, the green-to-blue areas would have about the same extent as the yellow-to-red areas:
- “With The Navajo Generating Station Gone, We Need Help Luring Renewable Energy Investment To Our Land” • Navajo Generating Station closed last December, over twenty years early, because it was no longer economically viable for its corporate owners. Navajo Power can provide renewable energy and jobs, but it needs funding. [AZCentral.com]
- “Electric Bus Fleet In Washington Has Completed 50 MWh Of Wireless Charging” • In 2018, electric buses started running on urban routes in Wenatchee, Washington. That may not sound groundbreaking, but Link Transit also chose wireless charging for those buses. The buses have now used 50 MWh of energy, charging wirelessly. [CleanTechnica]
- “NOAA Predicts More Active Atlantic Hurricane Season In 2020” • NOAA predicts a 2020 hurricane season that follows a pattern that began in 1995. with climatic factors that produce larger, stronger, more life-threatening storms. Increasingly active storms are due to warmer surface waters stirring wild dervishes of storms in the Atlantic. [CleanTechnica]
- “Italians Can Now Install Rooftop Solar PV Systems For Free” • Italian homeowners now have new opportunities to put clean energy on their roofs. Sustainably focused building-renovation projects can now get a 110% tax rebate instead of a 65% rebate, and PV installations and storage systems associated with such projects also get 110%. [CleanTechnica]
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