- “University Of Arizona Partners With Tucson Electric Power On 100% Clean Energy Project” • The University of Arizona agreed with Tucson Electric Power to have its campus power needs met by 100% renewable energy, including solar, wind, and storage. The agreement is subject to approval by the Arizona Corporation Commission. [Daily Energy Insider]
- “Trump Skips G-7 Climate Meeting, Slams Renewable Energy, But Insists ‘I’m An Environmentalist’” • After skipping a key meeting on climate change at the G-7 summit, Trump said he would not jeopardize oil, coal, and natural gas industry profits by promoting renewable energy. He also told reporters, “I’m an environmentalist.” [Environmental Working Group]
- “Amazon Fires: Brazil To Reject G7 Offer Of $22 Million Aid” • The Brazilian government has said it will reject an offer of $22 million in aid from G7 countries to help tackle the Amazon rainforest fires. Brazilian officials gave no reason for turning down the money. But President Jair Bolsonaro accused France of treating Brazil like a colony. [BBC]
- “ACT Finalises Shift To 100% Renewables, Now Eyes Transition To Electric Vehicles” • The Australian Capital Territory’s plan to decarbonize its transportation sector is picking up pace and is set to take center stage as the territory is completing its shift to 100% electricity and the first phase of its goal of zero emissions by 2045. [The Driven]
- “Hawaiian Electric Pursues Approximately 900 MW Of Renewables In Latest Procurement” • HECO has launched its largest renewable energy procurement, seeking approximately 900 MW between Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island, with the first projects coming online in 2022. Hawaii aims to supply 100% renewable energy by 2045. [Utility Dive]
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