- “More Than 190 Countries Sign Landmark Agreement To Halt The Biodiversity Crisis” • An agreement with 23 targets aimed to halt the biodiversity crisis was reached at COP15 by more than 190 countries. It includes a pledge to protect 30% of land and oceans by 2030. Only 17% of land and 10% of oceans are currently considered protected. [CNN]
- “EU Agrees To The World’s Largest Carbon Border Tax” • EU governments reached a deal on the world’s first major carbon border tax, in an overhaul of the bloc’s carbon market. They aim to have a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. The measure will apply first to iron and steel, cement, aluminum, fertilizers, electricity production, and hydrogen. [CNN]
- “Europe Finally Agrees To Cap Gas Prices” • Europe has agreed to a cap on natural gas prices, following months of debate over whether the measure will protect European households and businesses from extreme price spikes as temperatures plummet. It is planned to come into force as of February 15 of next year, with a set of rules to come into effect. [CNN]
- “Blue Bird Teams Up With Highland Electric Fleets To Provide Twelve Electric School Buses To Illinois School District” • The Hardin County Community Unit School District #1 in Illinois is getting set to upgrade twelve buses to an electric model, after Blue Bird Corporation and Highland Electric Fleets teamed up to offer electrified buses. [CleanTechnica]
- “Palisades Nuclear Plant Owners Will Try Again To Reopen Michigan Plant” • After the US DOE denied its request for money to reopen the Palisades nuclear plant, the facility’s owner said it will try again. Holtec International announced that it will reapply for a grant from the Department of Energy’s $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit Program. [Bridge Michigan]
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