There is more carbon dioxide in the air now than at any time in human history. Rising levels not only threaten environmental disaster, but massive economic damage. The United States and other advanced economies will not be immune.
Florida Cabinet clears way for highway through Everglades wetlands
Tampa Bay Times
MIAMI — Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday rejected a legal ruling that loomed as a massive roadblock to Miami-Dade County’s controversial plan to run a major highway through wetlandsfringing the Everglades.
U.S. solar installations soared in first quarter, supply squeeze weighs
June 15 (Reuters) – U.S. solar installations are on track for record-breaking growth over the next three years, a view that could be challenged by soaring project costs or accelerated by new subsidies championed by the Biden administration, according to an industry report released on Tuesday.
Housing developers and utilities join forces to create the next generation of microgrids
Solar power, batteries and electric vehicle chargers are increasingly part of the new home landscape. So why not turn new housing developments into microgrids?
An array of technical and regulatory challenges must be solved for utilities and communities to share the costs and benefits of orchestrating these distributed energy resources as grid resources. But a number of pilot projects around North America are showing that the results can add up to more than the sum of their parts.
Volvo’s Assembly Plant in Sweden Earns Climate-Neutral Status
TORSLANDA, Sweden—Volvo’s assembly plant here has attained fully climate-neutral status.
The Torslanda factory is the second plant in automaker’s overall manufacturing network to reach this status. The company’s engine assembly plant in Skövde, Sweden, became climate neutral in 2018. The automaker says it counts a manufacturing site as climate neutral when it registers no net increase in emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere as a result of the electricity and heating used by …
DOE Announces $12 Million For Direct Air Capture Technology
Department of Energy
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $12 million in federal funding for six research and development (R&D) projects that are advancing direct air capture (DAC) technology, a carbon dioxide removal approach that extracts carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the atmosphere. The projects, housed at universities and labs in Arizona, North Carolina, Illinois and Kansas, are creating tools that will increase the amount of CO2 captured by DAC, decrease the cost of…
If you don’t have a climate plan, you don’t have a business plan
Last month, President Biden announced a bold acceleration of U.S. climate goals with a new commitment to slash greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. Encouraging the move were hundreds of major corporations, who signed a letter to the President beforehand imploring him to establish a new tone on climate.
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