- “Presidential Contenders Join Fellow Senators In Urging New England To Speed Clean Energy Transition” • Seven US senators from four New England states have urged the regional grid operator to speed the addition of clean energy resources and take a more active role in addressing climate change as well as accommodating state resource policies. [Utility Dive]
- “A Third Of Tropical African Plants Face Extinction” • A third of tropical African plants are on the path to extinction, according to a new assessment. Much of western Africa, Ethiopia, and parts of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are the hardest hit regions, standing to lose more than 40% of their richness of plants. [BBC]
- “Soaring Fossil Fuel Production Is On Track To Blow Past Climate Goals” • The world’s top 10 fossil fuel-producing countries are on track to extract far more oil, gas and coal by 2030 than scientists say the planet can handle without experiencing catastrophic warming, according to a report published Wednesday. [Mother Jones]
- “Municipal Power Companies In Florida Plan 223.5-MW Solar Power Plant” • Twelve municipal power companies in Florida, with cooperation with the Florida Municipal Power Association and Florida Renewable Partners, have banded together to build a massive 223.5-MW solar power plant with 900,000 panels to serve their customers. [CleanTechnica]
- “Tesla And Rivian Join California’s Lawsuit Against Trump’s EPA And NHTSA” • The National Coalition for Advanced Transport, which includes makers of EVs and related products and utilities, supports the efforts of California’s Air Resources Board to reduce emissions. It is opposing Trump administration fuel economy roll-backs. [CleanTechnica]
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