July 18, 2021
World Nuclear News: "Nearly 100 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called on the European Commission 'to follow the science' and include nuclear under the EU's Sustainable Finance Taxonomy. According to a letter sent to Commissioners and published by European nuclear trade body Foratom, the MEPs urge them 'to choose the path that their scientific experts have now advised them to take,' namely to include nuclear power in the EU's Taxonomy on Sustainable Finance."
July 16, 2021
Washington Post: "Maine became the first state in the nation to require companies that create consumer packaging to pay for the costs of recycling it when Gov. Janet Mills (D) signed a bill Tuesday establishing an “extended producer responsibility” program."
July 13, 2021
Nuclear News Wire: "Companion bills that call for amending the Internal Revenue Code to establish a tax credit to help existing merchant nuclear plants continue operations debuted on Capitol Hill last week."
June 29, 2021
Washington Post: "By midafternoon the mercury spiked to 115 in Portland, 107 in Seattle and 117 in Salem, Ore. In an indication of the heat wave’s exceptional nature, the temperature in Oregon’s capital was just one degree below the all-time record for Las Vegas."
June 24, 2021
Euronews: "French company Hopium has designed a sleek hydrogen-fueled sports car that it hopes could take on Tesla in the zero-emissions vehicle race."
"Led by French racing driver Olivier Lombard, Hopium unveiled a prototype for its luxury car, the Machina, in June. The 100 per cent hydrogen-powered sedan has 500 horsepower and a range of 1,000 kilometers, the company claims."
"But prospective customers face a wait, as the car won't be available before 2025 at the earliest."
June 16, 2021
California ISO: "The California Independent System Operator (ISO), with extreme heat forecast for much of California and the Southwest, has issued a statewide Flex Alert to encourage electricity conservation tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to reduce stress on the grid and avoid power outages."
Utility Dive: "A large amount of carbon-free energy will come offline once the Diablo Canyon power plant retires, raising questions around how the state will replace it."