THE BRIEF [Jul 11-17’22]
Heatflation, agrivoltaics, does 1 trillion trees help and fertilizers vs climate change.
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‼️News you can’t miss
Here’s one important scary/bad (🙀), good (😻), interesting (😼) and fossil (💩) news item.
😻 Agrivoltaics are hot, here’s an overview of a few notable projects
💩 What does fertilizers mean for climate change? (yes fertilizers come largely from fossil fuels)
This week’s highlights
[#coalsolar] — Aging old coal power plants are becoming the hotbed of solar and wind power activity for the interesting reason that it’s already hooked up the grid. The cost of attaching a new big renewable energy power plant to the grid is a significant expense to the plant owner.
[#carbonremoval] — Amy Westervelt (one of my favorite climate reporters) have been working her way through the latest IPCC report and has now reached the part about carbon removal which have generated quite a bit of confusion. Some people say that it’s very positive about carbon removal while other says it’s not. And in the short the summary for policy makers is very positive but the main report is not really 🙃. Carbon removal is important, but we can’t rely on this technology solely and kick the can down the road.
[#crypto] — In great news, NYC denied a bunch of silly crypto miners the ability to fire up a freaking fossil gas plant to mine their silly magical money. Great job NYC! 👏
[#EU] — Pretty much all the major environmental organisations have promised EU politicians lawsuits for their ridiculous approval of fossil gas investments as green (and some also complain about the nuclear part). Let’s hope these lawsuits get’s won quickly as well as causing some unrest in the sick people that are considering to invest in fossil gas because some dirty politicians calls it green.
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