- “Chevron Will Buy Noble Energy For $5 Billion – The Biggest Oil Deal Since The Pandemic” • Chevron announced it would acquire Noble Energy for $5 billion. It’s the biggest energy deal since the Covid-19 pandemic decimated the oil industry. The shareholders of Noble will receive Chevron stock in this all-stock transaction. [CNN]
- “Red Sea Corals’ Heat Tolerance Offers Hope For Climate Crisis” • Reefs from Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea survived when scientists cranked the heat above the lethal threshold and waited for them to die. The scientists said corals taken from the Gulf of Aqaba appeared untroubled by an increase in temperature of seven degrees. [The Guardian]
- “Co-op Power Raises The Bar For Community Solar” • An effort to address renewable energy goals and make renewable energy accessible to everyone is growing in the Northeast. Co-op Power is on the front lines, coordinating community power and buildng valuable policy resources to change legislation and the lives of many nationwide. [CleanTechnica]
- “And The Award Goes To … Greta Thunberg” • Greta’s been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year and is among Forbes’ list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women of 2019. She has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, she’s won a major prize for humanity, with a €1 million award – which she’s donating to charity. [CleanTechnica]
- “States Claim EPA Illegally Eased Off Mercury Pollution Standards” • A coalition of 20 states asked the DC Circuit to review the EPA’s determination that it is not necessary to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous materials. The standards helped reduce power-plant mercury emissions by 86% between 2006 and 2017. [Courthouse News Service]
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