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 Virtual Power Plants Are Coming to Save the Grid, Sooner Than You Might Think By Dan Gearino (Imside Climate News) Networks of thousands of home-based batteries could be key to a cleaner, more reliable electricity system. Senate examines role of ‘dark money’ in delaying climate action By Dharna Noor (The Guardian) The Senate budget committee hearing looked into alleged misinformation from big oil that covered up ‘massive’ risks of the climate crisis. Lawmakers want Michigan 100% off fossil fuels sooner than all but 1 other state By Sheri McWhirter (MLive) Lawmakers in control of Michigan’s House want the state to be completely done burning fossil fuels for energy by 2035 as the effects of climate change continue. Climate Change in the American Mind: Politics & Policy, Spring 2023 By Anthony Leiserowitz and Colleagues (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication) These survey findings describe how voters view a variety of climate and energy policies. The survey found that 54% of registered voters say global warming should be a high or very high priority for the president and Congress and 66% of registered voters say developing sources of clean energy should be a high or very high priority for the president and Congress. Striking new NASA videos show CO2 emissions rapidly building up in atmosphere By Ayesha Tandon (Carbon Brief) Dramatic new visualizations by NASA show CO2 emissions building up in the atmosphere over the course of a year. The videos show CO2 emissions from burning of fossil fuels, burning biomass, land ecosystems, and the ocean. 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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