- “Alaskan Village, Maine Company And Alaska Governor Launch Sustainable River Energy Project” • The Igiugig Village Council and Maine-based ORPC, have celebrated the launch of ORPC’s commercial RivGen® Power System, a unique sustainable solution now available to remote river communities in Alaska and worldwide. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
- “Rural Electricity Provider Announces Early Coal Plant Closure, Focus On Renewables” • Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced plans to develop an “aggressive” energy plan to incorporate more wind and solar. The power provider currently relies on renewable energy for 30% of its power supply. [Colorado Public Radio]
- “Rock Hill, SC Installs A New Free-To-Ride Fully Electric Transit Bus System” • The city of Rock Hill, South Carolina, has added transit bus service for residents that is the manifestation of the future of transit in two key areas. First, the new bus fleet is fully electric from day one. Second, and perhaps most important, the new buses are free to ride. [CleanTechnica]
- “Trump Invents Fake Emergencies. Congress Should Declare A Real One On Climate” • President Trump invents crises. He declared a fake national emergency to seize funds that Congress refused to give him to build a wall on the Mexican border. He declared another phony national emergency over Iran in order to sell Saudi Arabia weapons. [CNN]
- “‘An Insanely Bad Move’: Experts Sound Alarm as Trump’s Nuclear Safety Agency Weighs Rollback of Plant Inspections” • For months, experts have raised an alarm over the nuclear power industry pressuring the NRC to roll back safety policies. Now, NRC staffers’ official recommendations include scaling back inspections to save money. [Common Dreams]
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