Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

October 9 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “US Should Be More Transparent About Our Transportation Emissions – Our Health And Climate Depend On It” • The Biden administration has two weeks left to hear from Americans on a proposal that would require states, cities and towns to track and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that result directly from highway activity. This is a critical step. [CleanTechnica]

Golden Gate Bridge in a fog (Chris Leipelt, Unsplash, cropped)

  • “John Swinney To Stress Scotland Will ‘Not Put Up With’ Nuclear Power To Make Up For UK ‘Failures’” • Deputy First Minister John Swinney is set to renew the Scottish Government’s opposition to new nuclear power stations being built north of the border. He will double down on his Government’s stance when he delivers his keynote speech to SNP. [The Herald]
  • “Ukraine Nuclear Plant Has Lost Final External Power Link, UN Watchdog Says” • Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the biggest in Europe, has lost its last remaining external power source as a result of renewed shelling and is now relying on emergency diesel generators, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. [PBS]
  • “Government Plan For Price Cap Is Risky, Firms Warn” • The government of the UK is set to cap the price of electricity from older renewable and nuclear facilities. The plans could hit the profits of energy firms that say they are concerned that further price limits could upset the UK’s reputation for having a stable regulatory environment and deter investment. [BBC]
  • “Australia Is Rushing To Exit Coal” • AGL, one of Australia’s largest coal-fired power station operators, is not having a good year. It has fought off a hostile takeover effort and had to swallow the bitter pill of a failed demerger. Now it is bowing to the inevitable, as it announces the early closure of its fossil fueled fleet. AGL will exit coal. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Report Says Many Utilities Are Slow-Walking Clean Energy Goals” • A report released by the Sierra Club faults dozens of utilities that provide a major chunk of US electric generation for failing to speed up their decarbonization efforts. The report analyzed plans of 77 utilities that collectively supply about 40% of US electric generation. [Nebraska Examiner]

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