- ¶ “Acid Test For Hydrogen Versus Battery Electric Transport” • The world’s first hydrogen powered ferry boat has been under construction in San Francisco, and there is also a battery powered ferry in the works for New York City. It’s a classic west coast/east coast matchup, and to add a little extra spice the same investor group is behind both vessels. [CleanTechnica]
- “84-Year Old Tesla Owner Perhaps First To Drive Electric Car To Arctic” • Many still believe electric cars are incapable of road trips due to a lack of EV charging infrastructure. An 84-year old Tesla owner proved the naysayers wrong when he became the first person to drive an electric car to the coastline of the Arctic Ocean. [CleanTechnica]
- “Greenland Lost Two Billion Tons Of Ice Yesterday, Which Is Very Unusual” • Over 40% of Greenland experienced melting yesterday, with total ice loss estimated to be more than 2 gigatons. It is highly unusual for that much ice to be lost in the middle of June, and 2019 could once again set records for the amount of Greenland ice loss. [CNN]
- “Alberta Taxpayers Will Get Stuck With $400 Billion+ Oil & Gas Cleanup Bill” • Rob Wadsworth, vice-president of closure and liability for the Alberta Energy Regulator told oil and gas officials privately last September that the cleanup bill for oil and gas wells in Alberta will be over $260 billion. Taxpayers were kept in the dark, however. [CleanTechnica]
- “US Imposes Tariffs On Indian Solar Modules” • Expanding upon the trade policies enacted against other countries, the US administration recently announced the end of preferential trade treatment for India on account of its ‘developing country’ status. Indian solar module exports shall now attract a 25% safeguard duty. [CleanTechnica]
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