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October 16 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Oregon Utility Targets 2-GW Clean Power Drive” • Portland General Electric has unveiled plans to source up to 2 GW of renewables with a view to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power served to customers by at least 80% by 2030, 90% by 2035 and 100% by 2040. To achieve the goal, PGE will need up to 2 GW of renewable resources. [reNews]

Wind farm (Peter Franken, Unsplash)

  • “Reagan’s Ranch Is Still Threatened But Firefighters Gain Ground On Alisal Fire” • Santa Barbara’s famed Reagan Ranch, called the Western White House when Ronald Reagan in office, narrowly escaped burning, as over 1,700 firefighters fight the Alisal Fire. Also, closed sections of the Union Pacific Railroad and US Highway 101 have been reopened. [CNN]
  • “What Is The Glasgow Climate Conference And Why Is It Important?” • COP26, meeting in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November, could lead to major changes to our everyday lives. For this conference, 200 countries are being asked for their plans to cut emissions by 2030. During the two weeks we can expect a flurry of new announcements. [BBC]
  • “Expansion Of Wind And Solar Power Too Slow To Stop Climate Change” • After extensive analysis, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Lund University in Sweden and Central European University in Vienna concluded that virtually no country is moving sufficiently fast to avoid global warming of even 2°C. [Science Daily]
  • “Biden’s Clean Electricity Program Could Be Dropped From Spending Bill” • A central part of the Biden administration’s climate agenda could be dropped from the massive budget bill that is pending in Congress due to opposition from Senator Joe Manchin, a report in The New York Times said. Its sources were congressional staffers and lobbyists. [The Guardian]

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