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November 6 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “New COP26 Pledges Could Limit Warming To 1.8°C” • An analysis from the International Energy Agency shows that new pledges announced at the COP26 climate conference could keep global warming below 2°C if they’re actually implemented. Based on the new pledges, countries could limit the Earth’s warming to 1.8°C above pre-industrial levels in 2100. [The Hill]

Wind turbine (Sander Weeteling, Unsplash)

  • “US Lawmakers Approve $1 Trillion Infrastructure Spending Package” • The US Congress has passed a landmark $1 trillion (£741 billion) infrastructure spending package, delivering a major domestic win to President Joe Biden. The infrastructure package, billed as a “once-in-a-generation” measure, now heads to Mr Biden’s desk to be signed into law. [BBC]
  • “Want To Make Energy Cheap? Build Renewables Fast, Not Gradually” • At the UN climate summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to quintuple India’s current 100 GW of renewable capacity to 500 GW by 2030, more than India’s entire capacity today. He could do this because the faster we install renewables, the faster the price goes down. [Salon.com]
  • “The State Taking On An Oil Giant For Greenwashing” • The question of responsibility for the effects of global warming is going through tests in court. In one case, Massachusetts is using consumer laws to take on ExxonMobil. If the state wins, it will be the first case to successfully prosecute a fossil fuel company for greenwashing and misleading the public. [BBC]
  • “Maine Voters Reject Transmission Line – How NIMBY Blocks Renewable Energy Expansion” • Voters in Maine rejected the New England Clean Energy Connect project, which aims to move Canadian hydropower to customers in Massachusetts, by a margin of 59% to 41%. Avangrid Inc has filed a lawsuit in Maine state court challenging the referendum. [Forbes]

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