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Climate Change News Digest for 5/3/23

This digest provides a selection of recent news articles relating to climate change and other environmental issues. Click on the title to read the full article from its original source.

Is It a Lake, or a Battery? A New Kind of Hydropower Is Spreading Fast.

By Mira Rojanasakul and Max Bearak (New York Times)

A technology called pumped storage is rapidly expanding.

Global oil demand on course for record as China’s economy rebounds

By Jillian Ambrose (The Guardian)

Global demand for oil this year is on track to rise to a record 101.9m barrels per day as China leads an economic surge among developing nations, the world’s leading energy body has forecast.

Utilities Seize Control of the Coming Boom in Transmission Lines

By Dan Gearino (Inside Climate News)

Legislatures in a dozen states have passed “right of first refusal” laws that freeze out competition in transmission line projects, raising concerns about higher energy costs for consumers.

Many Europeans want climate action – but less so if it changes their lifestyle, shows poll

ByJon Henley (The Guardian)

Many Europeans are alarmed by the climate crisis and would willingly take personal steps and back government policies to help combat it, a survey suggests – but the more a measure would change their lifestyle, the less they support it.

Eleven Chemical Plants in China and One in the U.S. Emit a Climate Super-Pollutant Called Nitrous Oxide That’s 273 Times More Potent Than Carbon Dioxide

By Phil Mckenna (Inside Climate News)

Proven, low-cost pollution controls could quickly curb those emissions, but neither China nor the U.S. require abatement measures used by other plants around the world.

About the Digest: Articles included here are selected from several organizations which consolidate climate change related news from many sources around the world. These organizations include Carbon Brief and Inside Climate News. Accessing the full articles from the links provided here may sometimes not be possible due to access restrictions of the originating publications.

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