- “The people building a greener future” • Constructing new environmentally-friendly buildings is expected to generate more than 6.5 million jobs by 2030, according to predictions by the International Labor Organization. Following energy, building will be the second fastest growing sector for green jobs in the coming decades. [BBC]
- “The many faces of climate denial” • While North Carolina’s state legislature mandated a wholesale denial of the problem of climate change, Massachusetts’s state government adopted a different form of climate denial that is arguably just as pernicious and even more widespread: denying that the problem is as grave as it is. [CommonWealth magazine]
- “Vermont’s energy efficiency utilities under inspection in new investigation” • Almost 20 years after Vermont became the first state in the country to start a separate energy efficiency utility, with the creation of Efficiency Vermont, members of a state board are now re-examining how energy efficiency utilities operate. [vtdigger.org]
- “Why the #MeToo movement gives me hope we can fix climate change” • There are signs of something happening that might bring the faster shifts in popular attitude and behavior that are needed to meet vital climate targets. A mixture of new social movements and social media now seem capable of transforming shifts. [The Guardian]
Glacier in Greenland (SpecialistStoc | Rex | Shutterstock)
- “Chart: Global Shifts In EV Battery Chemistry (And Electric Car Sales Grow 66%)” • EV Volumes released another report on electric car sales and trends. Electric car sales grew strongly yet again. Globally, plug-in car sales were up 66% in the first half of 2018 versus the first half of 2017. One chart on battery chemistry stands out. [CleanTechnica]
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