- “Chicago To Run Civic Operations On 100% Renewables By 2026 ” • The City of Chicago runs over 400 public buildings. City Hall and two international airports are examples. After signing a five-year clean energy deal with Constellation Energy, the city said that all its facilities and operations will run on renewable energy by 2025. [The World Economic Forum]
- “Russia To Keep Key Gas Pipeline To EU Closed” • Russia’s gas pipeline to Germany will not reopen as planned on Saturday, state energy firm Gazprom has said. The firm said it had found an oil leak in a turbine on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, meaning it would be closed indefinitely. Moscow denies using energy supplies as an economic weapon. [BBC]
- “IAEA To Keep Experts Permanently At Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant” • International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Grossi has said that two of the agency’s experts would remain permanently at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Four of the six experts will leave the plant next week, while the other two stay on. [Business Standard]
- “Beavers Are Considered Valuable in the Fight Against Climate Change” • Scientists in Utah and California recently discovered that beavers are an important factor in the fight against climate change. Dams created by the rodents help store water longer, and fend off fires. This is important as arid conditions are brought on by global warming. [Green Matters]
- “McCarthy leaving, Podesta joining WH climate team ” • John Podesta, a former Clinton aide, will join the White House climate team. He will oversee the implementation of the climate and clean energy provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act. Also, Gina McCarthy will exit as National Climate Advisor. She is to be replaced by her deputy Ali Zaidi. [The Hill]
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