- “How Extreme Weather Makes Everything Harder, Except Climate-Risk Analysis” • The IPCC report has a clarity that is sobering. What does this newfound certainty mean for investors trying to hedge against climate risks? In the first half of this year, insured losses from catastrophes topped $42 billion, and they are growing. [Insurance Journal]
- “UK Government To Review Green Retail Electricity Tariffs” • The UK government is concerned that energy companies could be exaggerating how environmentally friendly their products are, and it said it will review green retail electricity tariffs. The review will look into the current system’s transparency and whether its rules are fit for their purpose. [Reuters]
- “Concerns Of Increasing Demands On Electricity Grid” • The Irish electricity grid faces increased prospects of blackouts this winter as emergency plans to import generators have stalled, according to a professor of energy engineering at University College Cork. One problem has been lack of maintenance for two gas plants due to Covid-19. [RTE]
- “Decarbonized Buildings And Vehicles Create Good Missouri Jobs” • Eliminating carbon emissions from our building and transportation sectors will be critical to maintaining a healthy and livable climate. The good news is that decarbonizing these sectors is also good for our economy. Missouri is home to more than 50,000 clean energy jobs. [CleanTechnica]
- “UMass Solar Canopies Near Completion” • Two more solar canopies are going up over parking lots at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Together, the 4.09-MW solar canopies are expected to produce about 4.5 million kWh per year. That is enough electricity to provide for the annual needs of around 650 households. [Daily Hampshire Gazette]
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