July 20, 2023 - Your Scoop in CDR!
NY Times Climate Forward Newsletter- Puerto Rico’s lawsuit against big oil for CAUSING their hurricane, filed on behalf of multiple municipalities. Thank you Bob Wright of OR for sending this to the Scoop at WorldOra. Here are the basics: A group of Puerto Rican municipalities is suing some of the biggest fossil fuel companies in the world, including Exxon, Chevron and Shell, arguing that they are partly to blame for thousands of deaths and more than $100 billion worth of damages caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
It’s an audacious claim, and it’s too early to tell how far the case will go.
But the meticulous 247-page lawsuit manages to tell the story of the climate crisis: how the rampant burning of fossil fuels heated the planet, how oil and gas companies caused much of the damage but downplayed the dangers, and how we are all now suffering the consequences in the form of more extreme weather.
Carbon Direct and Microsoft Release the 2023 Criteria for High-Quality Carbon Dioxide Removal July 12, 2023 NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carbon Direct, in collaboration with Microsoft, today announced the release of the 2023 edition of the Criteria for High-Quality Carbon Dioxide Removal. The 2023 edition advances the work done by Carbon Direct and Microsoft since the inaugural Criteria were introduced in 2021 to address the quality challenges in the voluntary carbon market through the development of rigorous, science-based standards for carbon dioxide removal projects. The Criteria are designed to provide carbon removal project developers with regularly updated guidance to ensure project quality, and to offer buyers of carbon removal credits a starting point for evaluating the quality of their carbon credits portfolios.
How Adopting Electric Vehicles Could Strengthen the Power Grid A Business Insider commercial article that talks about EVs powering homes for up to two days and more. We are working on turning every Ford EV into a virtual power plant that can be part of a collective power-grid solution. Unlike traditional gas-powered vehicles, EVs have massive batteries that store energy for power. But because we don't drive all day every day, we have an opportunity to connect our customers and public utilities to use the stored energy in EV batteries to help power homes, worksites, and more — and, in time, give power back directly to the grid.