In today’s edition, learn what Donald Trump had to say about climate change: He pledged to deregulate the American fossil-fuel industry, he decried the cost of renewable energy, and he promised American energy independence to an enthusiastic crowd of oil executives. But he steered clear of climate change entirely. And also, in the Clean tech section, everything you need to know for the Tesla 2016 shareholders meeting today.
Quote of the day
“That’s sort of the Republican framing. Some may believe there’s evidence of global warming, but does that mean we should spend government money to address this, or pay more in taxes? Probably not.”
Geoffrey Skelley, a spokesman for the University of Virginia Center for Politics, in the Christian Science Monitor’s story This is what Donald Trump had to say about climate change
This is what Donald Trump had to say about climate change
By Henry Gass – Christian Science Monitor
In an address on energy Thursday, Donald Trump laid out a new breed of climate skepticism taking hold among conservatives.
***LB: Also in this story “He pledged to deregulate the American fossil-fuel industry, he decried the cost of renewable energy, and he promised American energy independence to an enthusiastic crowd of oil executives. But he steered clear of climate change entirely.”
Donald Trump says wind power is ‘killing all the eagles’
By Rachael Revesz – The Independent
Donald Trump has slammed renewable energy, saying wind power is expensive and is “killing all the Golden Eagles” in California.
***LB: Also in this story “Speaking at a press conference on the same day he clinched the magic number of 1,237 delegates to become the Republican nominee, Mr Trump said solar power and wind power are both costly and only work with government subsidies.”
Paris climate deal vulnerable to a Trump presidency
By Barney Jopson and Pilita Clark – Financial Times
Donald Trump is sowing doubt over the Paris climate change pact as his hostility towards the deal and the growing swagger of his campaign focus attention on how he could undermine it as president.
(Australia’s) Homeowners kept in dark about climate change risk to houses, says report
By Melissa Davey – The Guardian
The risk that houses in some areas of Australia are likely to become uninsurable, dilapidated and uninhabitable due to climate change is kept hidden from those building and buying property along Australia’s coasts and in bushfire zones, a Climate Institute report says.
Cleantech Innovate Scotland
June 9, 2016
We’ve Only Got Five Years Before Our 1.5°C Carbon Budget Is Blown
In its most recent synthesis report, published in early 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) laid out estimates of how much CO2 we can emit and still keep global average temperature rise to no more than 1.5C, 2C or 3C above pre-industrial levels.
How earthquakes help capture carbon dioxide
Long before people started dumping large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, the planet was producing—and managing—such emissions rather well all on its own.
Natural gas / coal
US coal ash highly rich in rare earths, scientists find
By Cecilia Jamasmie – Mining
US scientists have found what it could be key for the future of the country’s ailing coal industry as they detected that ashes from local operations, particularly those around the Appalachian region, are very rich in rare earth elements.
Leviathan Partners Sign $3 Billion Israeli Natural Gas Supply Deal
The partners in Israel’s Leviathan natural gas field said on Sunday they had signed a deal to supply as much as $3 billion worth of gas to a new private power plant in central Israel.
Kiev Ready To Join Gas Storage Projects In Iran
Ukraine has signaled preparedness to become engaged in gas storage projects with Iranian private sector developers, a senior petroleum official said.
3D printed wind turbine could power cell towers in rural India, say student competition hopefuls
By Benedict – 3Ders.com
A team of students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has used 3D printing to create blades for a wind turbine which could be used to power cell towers in rural India.
Suzlon Nets First Annual Profit Since 2009 as Wind Power Grows
By Anindya Upadhyay – Bloomberg News
Suzlon Energy Ltd returned to full-year profit for the first time since 2009 after one of India’s largest wind turbine makers said higher sales drove earnings.
Could Bay of Fundy tides generate enough power for all of Atlantic Canada?
By Kevin Bissett – The Canadian Press
The currents in the Bay of Fundy would easily generate enough power for all of Atlantic Canada’s needs, but are too monstrously strong to be tamed — at least, fingers crossed, until now.
Tesla (TSLA) will hold its 2016 Shareholders Meeting today – here’s what you need to know
By Fred Lambert – Electrek
Tesla 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2016 Annual Meeting”) will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
Deep, old water explains why Antarctic Ocean hasn’t warmed
University of Washington
The water around Antarctica has not seen the atmosphere for centuries, since long before the machine age. New observations and model simulations suggest this may be the last place on Earth to feel climate change.