- “Florida Enacts Car Dealers Protection Law To Stymie Online Sales” • The National Automobile Dealers Association is one of the most influential lobbying entities in Washington. In 2022, it the amount it spent on federal lobbying set a record. In Florida, it was behind a law that makes it hard for legacy auto makers to have any control on prices of their EVs. [CleanTechnica]
- “Plaintiff In Montana Youth Climate Trial Criticizes State” • An 18-year-old concluded testimony from the 16 youth plaintiffs and expert witnesses in the Montana climate change trial by railing against the state government for what he said has been decades of ignoring science and relentless attempts to stop the plaintiffs from having their day in court. [KTVQ]
- “Poor Air Quality Isn’t The Only Way Wildfires Affect Cities” • The catastrophic effects of the wildfires in Quebec make it clear that a forest’s impact – or the impact of its destruction – expands far beyond the forest itself. By making forests more resilient to wildfires, cities can protect their communities. Here are a few ways they can act. [CleanTechnica]
- “‘Not Fast Enough’: AEMO Says Renewable Pipeline Is Huge, But Stuck At The Gates” • The head of the Australian Energy Market Operator confirmed that the renewable energy transition is not moving fast enough to meet the federal government’s 2030 targets, despite a massive pipeline of projects waiting in the wings. [Renew Economy]
- “EU Power-Market Design Talks Fail Amid French Nuclear Rift” • Energy ministers failed to agree on how to overhaul the EU electricity market, with disagreement over how to treat nuclear power holding up a key law meant to help navigate a low-carbon transition. Germany had concerns about what it saw as unfair subsidies to French nuclear sector. [Yahoo News]
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