- “Deforestation: Which countries are still cutting down trees?” • World leaders at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow have pledged to end and reverse deforestation by 2030. There have been earlier attempts to protect forests, but the forests are still in decline. The worst losses are in Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Indonesia. [BBC]
- “Large Solar, Storage Project Planned At Former Nuclear Power Site” • Alliant Energy announced a plan for a solar energy and storage facility at the site of the former Duane Arnold nuclear power plant near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The project when complete would position Alliant as the largest combined solar and storage operator in the state. [POWER Magazine]
- “US, UK And EU Will Help Fund South Africa’s Coal Phaseout, Offering A Model For The Developing World” • The US, UK, EU, France, and Germany will help fund South Africa’s move away from coal. The effort could serve as a model for other nations. The mood at COP26 had been low after the G20 leaders’ summit failed to put an end date on the use of coal. [CNN]
- “Biden Announces New Methane Rules And Launches Global Pledge To Reduce Planet-Warming Emissions” • President Joe Biden targeted planet-warming methane emissions from the UN climate summit. He announced strong new regulations from the EPA and launched a Global Methane Pledge, in partnership with the EU. It has been signed by about 100 countries. [CNN]
- “US DOE Announces $199 Million To Reduce Emissions From Cars And Trucks” • Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Energy Jennifer M Granholm announced that the US DOE awarded $199 million to fund 25 projects aimed to put cleaner cars and trucks on US roads, including long-haul trucks powered by batteries and fuel cells. [CleanTechnica]
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