- “How Bike-Friendly ‘Slow Streets’ Are Changing Cities” • Biking is having a renaissance with Covid-19, as urbanites worldwide shun public transport for the relative safety of a two-wheeled commute. The resulting urban planning experiments could not only radically alter the way we commute, but also make cities more resilient to future shocks. [BBC]
- “Why 2021 Will Be A Banner Year For Renewable Energy In The US” • With the global shift to renewable energy in full swing, which party controls the US Senate might not matter that much for energy. Goldman Sachs predicted that capital spending on renewable energy will surpass that of fossil fuels in 2021 globally. And the US has the same market pressures. [OilPrice.com]
- “Finally Confronting Warming, Florida Lawmakers Set To Address Rising Seas And Flooding Systematically” • Comments by Republican leaders, coming after they were sworn in to lead the Florida House and Senate for the next two years, represented a further evolution in the position of the state’s Republicans about climate change. [FlaglerLive.com]
- “Japanese MPs Declare Climate Emergency, Weeks After Pledge For Net Zero Emissions By 2050” • Japanese MPs have declared a climate emergency in a vote aimed at increasing pressure to act on combating global warming. Just last month, the government committed to a firm timetable for net-zero emissions. Japan is the world’s fifth-biggest carbon emitter. [SBS]
- “Whole-System Zero-Emissions Demonstration” • A report from the Rocky Mountain Institute introduces a new concept, a Whole-System Zero-Emissions Demonstration. It goes one step further than net-zero carbon and proposes a broader concept with added value. It is the synergy of net-zero carbon, net-zero waste, and net-zero pollution. [CleanTechnica]
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