- “Portrait of a Planet on the Verge of Climate Catastrophe” • As politicians gather for the annual UN climate conference, climate catastrophe looks inevitable. We have simply left it too late to hold rising global temperatures to under 1.5°C and so prevent a future of drowned coasts, ruined coral reefs, spreading deserts, and melted glaciers. [The Guardian]
- “India to Float Its Largest Solar Tender by 15 December for 23,000 MW Ultra Mega Solar Projects in Leh, Ladakh” • As part of initiatives under the National Solar Mission, India’s renewable energy ministry launched an ambitious plan to implement 23 GW of solar projects in the Leh and Ladakh regions of Jammu and Kashmir, The Hindu reported. [Swarajya]
- “Trump Administration Plans COP24 Coal Sideshow” • According to Reuters, “three people familiar with the matter” had told them that the Trump Administration is planning to set up a side event (read: sideshow) promoting the use of fossil fuels at the upcoming COP24 UN climate talks to be held in Katowice, Poland. [CleanTechnica]
- “Houston Cannot Afford to Accept Trump’s View of Climate Change” • It may serve President Donald Trump politically to ignore science, but his willful ignorance comes with a price that others will be left to pay. Ignoring climate change means ignoring the role it played in the severity of Hurricane Harvey and other violent storms. [Houston Chronicle]
- “Build a Bridge, Not a Wall: US Companies Have Renewable Energy Opportunities in Mexico” • Mexico has a renewable energy goal of 35% nationally within 5 years and 50% by 2050. That means a lot of renewable energy construction contracts will be awarded south of the border. And US companies are welcome to participate. [CleanTechnica]
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