- “Indianapolis Building Gets Highest ‘Green’ Building Certification Possible” • Indiana often falls behind in sustainable construction, but a new Indianapolis building just completed a $2.6 million effort toward certification as a top-tier “green” office space with LEED v4 Platinum certification. It is Guidon Designs’ redesign of an existing building. [Indianapolis Star]
- “Mercedes-Benz Owner Daimler To Cut 10,000 Jobs Worldwide” • German carmaker Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, said it will shed at least 10,000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to fund the switch to electric cars. The move comes days after rival Audi said it would cut 9,500 of its 61,000 jobs in Germany for similar reasons. [BBC]
- “How These Massachusetts Farmers Are Turning Manure And Food Waste Into Power” • According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, about 204 million pounds of turkey meat will be thrown away this Thanksgiving. NPR’s Allison Aubrey visits a state that is keeping its food waste out of landfills by sending it to farms to turn it into electricity. [PBS NewsHour]
- “Solar Photovoltaic Power Capacity To Exceed 8,000 GW By 2050” • Global solar PV capacity is expected to exceed 8,000 GW by 2050, 18 times the current levels, according to an analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency. Solar PV could cover a quarter of global electricity needs by mid-century, second only to wind. [ETEnergyworld.com]
- “SUVs Are Worse For The Climate Than You Ever Imagined” • According to a summary analysis of a report by the International Energy Agency that was released on November 13, SUVs are the second-biggest contributor to the rise in global carbon dioxide emissions during the past decade. Only the power sector is a bigger emitter. [WIRED]
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