- “How One Small City Sowed The Seeds For Its Own Green New Deal” • How the little city of Holyoke, with just 40,000 people, went from having the last coal-powered plant in Massachusetts to laying claim to its largest solar farm might prove a valuable blueprint as more cities and states set goals for 100% renewable energy. [CBS News]
- “Winter Rain On Greenland’s Ice Sheet Is Not Supposed To Happen But It’s Becoming More Frequent, Scientists Say” • It should not rain in winter in Greenland, but winter rain is becoming increasingly common on parts of its ice sheet. This leads to rapid ice melt events and is priming the ice for future melting, a study says. [The Weather Channel]
- “Why The Green New Deal Cuts Consumer Energy Costs And Unemployment” • Critics claim that the Green New Deal is unaffordable. We conclude the opposite is true: the benefits of clean energy greatly exceed the costs. Similar findings that 100% renewable energy systems are low cost come from ten other independent research groups. [CleanTechnica]
- “Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund To Divest From Oil And Gas Exploration Stocks” • Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global is the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world, with investments totaling $1 trillion under management. It announced that it will phase out oil and gas exploration companies from its portfolio. [CleanTechnica]
- “Michael Bloomberg Launches “Beyond Carbon” Campaign To Shut Down All Remaining Power Plants in the US” • Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that instead of a presidential bid, he will put his energy into a campaign called Beyond Carbon. A goal is to shut down every coal-fired power plant in the US by 2030. [Green Matters]
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