Hurricane Redux: Toxic Sludge, Climate Denial and Battery Storage


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One year after Hurricanes Harvey and Maria crushed Texas and Puerto Rico, Florence became one of the ten costliest hurricanes in U.S. history.

North Carolina is still reeling from severe flooding. And like Houston last year, the damage was made worse because of coastal development policies — even while state scientists sounded the alarm about rising sea levels.

We’re going to recap where things stand.

Then, residential battery storage. All these storms are creating new demand for batteries. It’s changing solar. We’ll discuss how much.

And then the billion-dollar pickup for Lucid Motors. Weren’t the Saudis supposed to take Tesla private? How did they end up throwing a $1 billion into lesser-known electric car company?

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Recommended reading:

  • New York Times: North Carolina, Warned of Rising Seas, Chose to Favor Development
  • GTM: Clean Energy Players Weather Florence
  • Forbes: Hurricane Florence Brings The Issue Of Coal Ash Back To The Surface
  • GTM: Residential Storage Has Jumped Ahead. Can Utilities Keep Up?
  • Bloomberg: Saudi Wealth Fund to Invest $1 Billion in Tesla's Rival Lucid
  • Vox: The Public Wants 100% Renewable Energy, and Quick

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