- When 13-year-old Autumn Peltier came face-to-face with Justin Trudeau, she scolded him. She said, “I am very unhappy with the choices you’ve made,” referring to his support for pipeline projects. Next spring, Autumn Peltier will address the UN for the declaration of the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development. [BBC]
- “Denying climate science” • After spreading misinformation about greenhouse gas emissions’ role as a driver of climate change for decades, the deceptive tactics of the fossil fuel industry are slowly beginning to backfire. General Electric’s major cuts to its fossil-fuel-heavy power department is just one example. [The News International]
- The Indian government is planning to revamp its incentive program for rooftop solar power systems in an attempt to expedite implementation of the capacity across various segments of power consumers. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has proposed financial support worth ₹23,450 crore ($3.7 billion) from the government. [CleanTechnica]
- Bowing to pressure from shareholders and the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, Royal Dutch Shell pledged to increase its investment in renewable fuels and to cut its carbon emissions in half by 2050. Shell and other oil companies have moved sporadically over the last decade toward greater production of wind and solar energy. [Luxora Leader]
- In his Senate confirmation hearing, Barry Myers, President Trump’s choice to run the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said he agrees humans are the primary driver of recent climate change. Myers’ unambiguous acceptance of the human role in climate change marks a clean break from the Trump administration. [Kaplan Herald]
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