Green Lights April 7: Top stories this week
Don't miss a single story: The best from Callaway Climate Insights this week
. . . . Welcome to Green Lights, our weekly roundup of the best of Callaway Climate Insights. It’s been a wild ride this week: Our review of renewable energy companies’ first-quarter performance shows some amazing stock gains, with EV darling Tesla leading the race. Meanwhile, the White House issued eagerly-awaited guidance on electric vehicle tax rebates, and Stellantis pulled up to the New York Auto Show in a hot new Ram electric truck. Let’s go for a spin. Here are the highlights in a simple and convenient format that makes it easy for our readers. It’s also easy to subscribe.
. . . . The tech rebound in the first quarter — either a new bull market or a dead cat bounce depending on who you believe — powered sharp gains in many renewable energy names for the first time in more than a year.
. . . . The case of the 2-inch toad, the president and the blocked geothermal plant. Things are heating up in this small spot in Nevada, writes Matthew Diebel.
. . . . Jane Goodall tells David Callaway that investment needs to be made in engaging the younger generations to understand and work to help recover so much of the nature the older generation has destroyed. As Goodall sees it, the return would be far greater than anything that could be bought on Wall Street.
. . . . Ah, Spring! Showers. Flowers. And bankers from around the world, fresh from a bruising March that saw the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and the demise of Credit Suisse, will convene in Washington D.C. next week for their annual spring meetings, in what could be the biggest climate event of the year.
. . . Will Tesla start building its mini Model Y in China? Will Ford be able to get back in the race for EV sales? Wait, Stellantis just pulled up to the New York Auto Show with a monster of a Ram pickup that could beat both the GM Hummer and the F-150 Lightning with its range of 500 miles.
More greenery . . . .
From the Associated Press: Methane’s a big part of alarming rise in planet-warming gases
More from the cow: Alga Biosciences wants to help climate change, one bovine burp at a time
From Tornado Alley: Scientists explain how warming climate affects tornado activity
From the Independent: Meanwhile, in Texas — 1,000-foot sinkhole is growing
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