- Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen, argues that Germany’s exit from coal (planned for 2038) will be far too late. Furthermore, Diess says that the plan to phase out nuclear runs counter to carbon reduction goals.
Öffentliche Nettostromerzeugung in Deutschland im Mai 2019:— Bruno Burger (@energy_charts_d) June 2, 2019
20,2 TWh Erneuerbare Energien
19,6 TWh nicht Erneuerbare Energien
50,7% Anteil Erneuerbare Energienhttps://t.co/tKYbLsg6kJ pic.twitter.com/YHBK4r88wi
- Translation: “net electricity production in Germany in May 2019: 20.2 TWh renewables, 19.6 TWh non-renewables, 50.7% share renewables”.
- Climate change can be pretty depressing. This piece at FT won’t help. In it, Delphine Strauss argues that we should favor any climate policy that gains public acceptance. Better than nothing, I guess.
- David Watson reminds us that only 28% of US GHG emissions come from electricity production. With that in mind, we should aim to produce carbon-free electricity and electrify other sectors.
- Lastly, BP, everyone’s favorite company, got itself involved in a dubious gas deal in Senegal.