- “Wildfires Rage In Western States As Temperatures Soar” • In the West, wildfires are raging as a heatwave has brought record temperatures. Some Communities have been told to evacuate as firefighters struggle to battle the blazes in the extreme heat. Fires knocked out interstate power lines, and California residents were told to reduce power use. [BBC]
- “Bill Helps Utilities Shutter Coal Plants And Transition To Renewable Power” • Missouri utilities will be able to shutter more coal plants, speeding a transition to renewable energy, under a bill signed by the governor. The bill allows utilities to refinance debt they issued to build coal plants and close the facilities early without a financial hit. [The Joplin Globe]
- “Biden’s Clean Energy Plan Would Cut Emissions And Save 317,000 Lives” • A Biden administration plan to force the rapid uptake of renewable energy would swiftly cut greenhouse gas emissions and save hundreds of thousands of lives, a report found. There is growing pressure on the White House to take major action on the climate crisis. [The Guardian]
- “Fort Lauderdale Considers A Bid From The Boring Company” • Traffic congestion in South Florida is a mess, and it is getting much worse, very fast. Recently, The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s brainchild that specializes in digging traffic tunnels to ease surface congestion, approached the city of Fort Lauderdale with a proposal. [CleanTechnica]
- “Governor Murphy Signs Bills To Advance New Jersey’s Clean Energy Future” • Governor Phil Murphy signed a package of bills aimed at advancing New Jersey’s transition to clean energy. The bills further the goal of 100% clean energy by 2050. They will increase solar development and facilitate the installation of EV charging infrastructure. [Insider NJ]
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