In this edition of The Hotpot: four recommended long-form articles and a video from journalists and experts in the field, to stay up to date on how to solve climate change.
4 stories of the week
Green Hydrogen | Emily Pontocorvo | Grist | The U.S. Senate has proposed a new tax credit, the “Green Hydrogen Production Tax Credit,” which would provide incentives to businesses producing green hydrogen for use in transportation, industrial processes, and other applications. The tax credit would also provide additional benefits for projects that utilize renewable energy sources. The proposal is part of the Build Back Better Act, which aims to invest in clean energy and infrastructure to combat climate change. While there is bipartisan support for green hydrogen, some critics argue that the tax credit is too narrowly focused and does not do enough to support other forms of clean energy. The fight to define ‘green hydrogen’ could determine America’s emissions future.
Sustainable Transportation | Cal Matters | Nadia Lopez and Erica Yee | Who buys electric cars in California — and who doesn’t?
Nuclear Power | CNN Climate | Boštjan Videmšek | CNN has published an in-depth report on the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), a major scientific project aimed at developing nuclear fusion as a clean energy source. ITER, which is located in the south of France, is a collaboration between 35 countries and has been under construction for over a decade. The report highlights the potential benefits of nuclear fusion as a safe and virtually limitless source of clean energy, but also notes the challenges and uncertainties facing the project. These include the high cost of construction and the technical difficulties of achieving sustained fusion reactions. Despite the challenges, the ITER project has the potential to revolutionize the energy industry and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Bottling the sun
Nuclear Power | Germany quits nuclear power, closing its final three plants. Why Germany won´t give up nuclear.
Briquettes Made From Coconut Waste Could Reduce Deforestation
Insider Business | 8:05 min | Youtube
This edition of The Hotpot is made possible by our editorial team with our main editor Lisanne Swart.
Previous editions of The Hotpot:
- Toilet Paper, Why Planting Trees Isn’t Enough, And More
- Historical Moment For The Waters, Ultra-White Paint, And More
- A Solar Panel Boom, New Method To Cool Buildings