🎉 Happy midweek readers! Today's Smart Brevity count is 1,426 words, 5.5 minutes.
📊 Data point of the day: $1.4 billion, the amount shipping giant Maersk is spending on eight vessels that can run on "carbon neutral methanol." Go deeper
🛢️ Situational awareness: "The Biden administration said on Tuesday it would take steps to restart the federal oil and gas leasing program in the next week and plans to hold a Gulf of Mexico auction as soon as October." (Reuters)
😢 Yesterday brought the sad news that Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts died at 80, so we honor his talent with today's intro tune...