Hi readers! Today's Smart Brevity count is 1,300 words, 5 minutes.
📊 Data point of the day: $100 million. That's how much the Hewlett Foundation is committing to a new electric vehicle initiative.
🚨"Texas' power grid operator has asked people to 'reduce electric use as much as possible' until Friday following days of searing heat and a 'significant number of forced generation outages.'" Read more
🎶 Culture Club frontman Boy George just turned 60, so his terrific vocals animate today's intro tune...