Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
For the first time ever, clean energy resources like solar power and wind power supplied more power than coal in the United States. Those numbers, from April, have many ecstatic over the major strides being made to rely less on coal and make the move to renewable energy. It’s projected that half the world’s energy will come from renewables by 2050.
For the first time ever, renewable energy has surpassed coal as a source of power in the U.S. pic.twitter.com/X5m9De2AWw— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) June 26, 2019
We now know who’s taking over as White House press secretary after the departure of Sarah Sanders. Melania Trump announced on Tuesday that Stephanie Grisham, who is Melania’s communications director, will take over the role. She’s been working with the Trumps since 2015.
I am pleased to announce @StephGrisham45 will be the next @PressSec & Comms Director! She has been with us since 2015 - @potus & I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country. Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse. #BeBest— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) June 25, 2019
Six people have been announced as 2019 inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame. This year’s class includes Canadian legend Hayley Wickenheiser, along with Guy Carbonneau, Sergei Zubov, Vaclav Nedomansky, Jerry York and Jim Rutherford. The induction ceremony takes place on Nov. 18 in Toronto.
Hayley Wickenheiser, Sergei Zubov, Guy Carbonneau, Vaclav Nedomansky, Jerry York and Jim Rutherford have been elected as the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2019 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/1Hn2N7uq7l— TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 25, 2019
Breaking Bad fans are speculating and trying to contain their excitement after a pair of cryptic tweets from Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul on Tuesday. The show’s two stars both tweeted out the same picture of two donkeys with the caption “soon.” Most fans believe that it means the highly anticipated Breaking Bad is on its way.
After going missing nearly a week ago, the NYPD confirmed on Tuesday that a body pulled from the East River belongs to YouTube star Desmond Amofah. Tributes instantly began to pour in for the man who was better known as ‘Etika’ online. There was also plenty of talk about mental health as the 28-year-old’s death is believed to have been a suicide.
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