How much energy storage costs must fall to reach renewable energy’s full potential

Cell Press The cost of energy storage will be critical in determining how much renewable energy can contribute to the decarbonization of electricity. But how far must energy storage costs fall? In a study published August 7 in the journal Joule, MIT researchers answer this question. They quantify cost targets for storage technologies to enable…

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Persistent plume

Analysis of massive 2017 cloud of wildfire smoke will help calibrate climate models, including modeling of nuclear winter, geoengineering University of Colorado at Boulder Thunderstorms generated by a group of giant wildfires in 2017 injected a small volcano’s worth of aerosol into the stratosphere, creating a smoke plume that lasted for almost nine months. CIRES…

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Germany Considers a 19% Meat Tax to Combat Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Anyone here believe that global warming zealots want to stop at 19%? Germany may introduce ‘meat tax’ to protect the environment Currently meat has reduced tax rate of 7 per cent but politicians say it should increase to 19 Phoebe Weston Science Correspondent @phoeb01 day ago Germany could introduce a “meat tax” to protect the…