- “1.4 Million Ugandans To Access Reliable And Affordable Energy Under New Initiative” • Millions of people in villages of Uganda are set to access reliable, cheap electricity for the first time under a new off-grid solar scheme that Fenix International, an ENGIE subsidiary, and the European Investment Bank have agreed on. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
- “Nearly 3 Billion Animals Killed Or Displaced In Australia’s Fires, Scientists Say” • Nearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by the catastrophic bushfire season that scorched tens of millions of acres across Australia in 2019 and 2020, according to experts. They hope the research will demonstrate the urgent need for action to prevent future disasters. [HuffPost]
- “Study Finds Renewable Energy Has Created 6,300 Jobs In Rural Colorado” • The renewable energy industry has created 6,334 jobs and generates $388.6 million a year in economic activity in eastern Colorado, according to a study from The Western Way, a Denver-based conservative environmental group. [Colorado Springs Gazette]
- “Hundreds Of Toxic Superfund Sites Imperiled By Sea-Level Rise, Study Warns” • A new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists concludes that more than 800 hazardous Superfund sites near the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are at risk of flooding in the next 20 years, distributing toxic chemicals, even with low rates of sea level rise. [InsideClimate News]
- “Why America’s Schools Are Turning Into Solar Power Stations” • On the campus of Galesburg High School in Illinois, there is a football field, a track, eight tennis courts, two baseball and two softball diamonds, and an acre of PVs that can generate nearly 1,800 MWh of electricity per year. The array will knock $40,000 off the school’s energy bill. [HuffPost]
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