- “Trump’s Last-Ditch Effort to Drill the Alaskan Wilderness” • The Trump administration is making a last-minute push to sell oil rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Firms can now select which swaths of pristine Alaskan wilderness they would like to drill, and they could bid on leases before President Trump leaves office in January. [CleanTechnica]
- “Peat Study Sets Out Wind Farm Benefits” • A study shows the benefits of wind farms to Scotland’s peatlands. “Wind Power and Peatland: Enhancing Unique Habitats” looks at more than £2.5 million of work by three renewable energy businesses restoring peatland sites. Healthy peatlands remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it. [reNEWS]
- “Australia Heading Towards The Tipping Point In The Transition From Fossil Fuels To Renewables” • The Australian Energy Market Operator has released its “Integrated System Plan 2020.” The report shows that under many scenarios, eastern Australia is past the midpoint in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable electricity generation. [Energy Matters]
- “EU Drafts Deal To Upgrade 2030 Climate Change Target Next Month” • The EU drafted a deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, against 1990 levels, a target it hopes its 27 members will endorse at a summit next month, the document showed. The current 2030 target for EU members is a 40% cut in emissions from 1990 levels. [EnerCom Inc]
- “Cadillac Willing To Pay Dealers To Go Away” • Among the many announcements General Motors made this week is one saying Cadillac would be its first division to transition to selling only EVs. Some of the roughly 850 Cadillac dealers in the US are less than happy with that idea. Now Motor Trend says GM will buy out reluctant dealers. [CleanTechnica]
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