- “Despite Climate Red Alert, Interior Department Moves On Gulf Lease Sale” • Despite clearly catastrophic climate change, the Interior Department decided to sell offshore leases of over 80 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico. It estimates the area will produce up to 1.1 billion barrels of oil and 4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas over 50 years. [CleanTechnica]
- “Australia Is Shaping Up To Be The Villain Of COP26 Climate Talks” • If Australia’s allies were worried that the country might cause them problems at upcoming climate talks in Glasgow, the events of the past week should leave little doubt in their minds. Australia made clear that it plans to pursue a business-as-usual approach to the climate. [CNN]
- “NASA Administrator Bill Nelson Pushes Continued Climate Research And Aircraft Sustainability” • At a White House event, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson showed some of the progress his agency has made on combating climate change. He highlighted NASA’s bold plan to reduce aviation-related carbon emissions by over 3 billion gallons by 2030. [CleanTechnica]
- “Shell Oil Looks To Become A Leader In Electric Vehicle Charging” • Shell is rapidly becoming a major player in the UK charging market. It now offers charging at numerous petrol stations, and will soon have charging at 100 supermarkets. Shell also aims to install 50,000 on-street public charging points in the UK over the next four years. [CleanTechnica]
- “States With The Most Renewables Have The Least Expensive Wholesale Electricity” • Wholesale electricity spot prices in the two Australian states with the most renewable energy generation, South Australia and Tasmania, are the lowest in the nation and have been for years. This is good news for anyone who prefers clean energy over dirty. [SolarQuotes]
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