Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Short Takes – 8-30-22

Mississippi’s largest city in water crisis as treatment plant fails. WashingtonPost.com article describes problems with Jackson, MS water treatment plant, but short on real details. Pull quote: “There would not even be enough water to fight fires, Reeves said, adding that the state this weekend started gathering alternative sources of water, including for firefighting. Separate sources of drinking water and non-potable water for flushing toilets would be distributed, he said.”

EO 14080 - Implementation of the CHIPS Act of 2022. Federal Register notice. EO establishes within the Executive Office of the President the CHIPS Implementation Steering Council. Pull quote: “The function of the Steering Council is to coordinate policy development to ensure the effective implementation of the Act within the executive branch.”

China’s heat wave is creating havoc for electric vehicle drivers. TechnologyReview.com article -  Heatwave brings power restrictions on public charging stations – Pull quote: “But even if it eases, building a resilient electric grid and diversifying EV charging methods will be crucial to fully support a booming domestic EV industry that experts think is unlikely to shrink even after this challenging period.” Complex issue; should inform early discussion here while EV’s are small part of current fleet.

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