- “Vineyard Wins Connecticut Offshore Wind Tender With 804-MW Bid” • Connecticut announced it selected Vineyard Wind LLC’s 804-MW Park City Wind Project as the winner in a major solicitation for offshore wind projects. It had “a price lower than any other publicly announced offshore wind project in North America.” [Renewables Now]
- “EPA Watchdog Says White House Budget Office Blocked Part Of Its Investigation Into Controversial Trucks Rule” • The EPA inspector general report concluded that the EPA, and possibly the budget office, bypassed key steps when it rushed through Pruitt’s proposal to lighten regulations on some heavy-duty trucks using older, less-efficient engines. [CNN]
- “As He Scaled World’s 14 Highest Peaks, Nepalese Climber Shocked By Climate Change Effects” • Nepalese climber Nirmal “Nims” Purja smashed the record for taking the shortest time to climb all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter-high mountains. But his expeditions made him acutely aware of the environmental changes the world is undergoing. [CNN]
- “Transmission Line Foes Press For Full Environmental Review” • Opponents of a $1 billion Central Maine Power transmission project, proposed to bring Canadian hydropower to the New England grid, urged the Army Corps of Engineers to complete a full environmental impact review. CMP says that would delay a final decision by a year. [ETEnergyworld.com]
- “Honolulu Makes History With Comprehensive Plastic Bill” • A comprehensive plastic phase-out bill, was approved 7–2 at the Honolulu City Council (the governing body for the island of Oahu). Activists have been working for nearly a decade. What they got is the strongest plastic phase-out bill in the country, and likely in the world. [CleanTechnica]
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