Eclipseocalypse – Electrics Brace for Solar Darkness

When the sun goes dark, California will lose the equivalent of five nuclear power plants of power. Martin Rosenberg | Jun 29, 2017 The Energy Times   California is bracing for a significant loss of electric power as its fast-growing fleet of solar electric panels plunge into darkness during a major solar eclipse on August…

France will ‘ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040’

Environment minister unveils five-year-plan to fulfil country’s commitments under Paris Agreement Chloe Farand from the UK Independent France plans to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, the country’s new environment minister has announced. Nicolas Hulot made the announcement as he unveiled a series of measures as part of newly elected President Emmanuel Macron’s…

Electric Car Maker Tesla Share Price Plunges

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Elon Musk’s Tesla shares have plunged in value this week. Analysts cite competition and production concerns. Tesla’s Stock Selloff Messes Up Musk’s Big Week By Dana Hull 8 July 2017, 02:47 GMT+10 Execution and competitive risks cloud cheaper car’s arrival Stock is on course for its worst week since February…

Another benefit of warming – California projected to get wetter through this century

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Under business-as-usual greenhouse gas emissions, climate models predict California will get warmer during the rest of the century and most also predict the state will get drier. But, new research, published July 6th in the journal Nature Communications, predicts that California will actually get wetter. The scientists from the University of California, Riverside predict the state…