- “Partnering With Beavers To Adapt To Climate Change” • To mitigate climate change and adapt to a warming planet we need as many partners as we can get. This includes embracing nature as a key ally. Estimates suggest that nature-based solutions can provide 37% of the mitigation needed to keep climate warming to less than 2°C. [CleanTechnica]
- “Green Mountain Power Expands Residential Storage Plan To All” • Vermont utility Green Mountain Power is one of the most progressive utilities in America. In 2015, it started a small pilot program that made Tesla Powerwall residential storage batteries available to a limited number of customers. Now, the program has been expanded. [CleanTechnica]
- “‘Thank You, Big Oil’ Campaign Targets Fossil Fuel Companies” • This week, drivers traveling on highways in Phoenix, Austin, and Fresno will see prominent billboards displaying a map of record-breaking temperatures that have been recorded across the US this summer. Its words read, “Brought to you by Big Oil,” by ThankYouBigOil.com. [CleanTechnica]
- “Biden’s Climate Bill Brings Investments And Jobs To Many Gop Strongholds” • It’s become commonplace to find workers installing solar PV panels on the roofs of homes in states like California or Arizona. But in West Virginia, it’s still a rare sight. That’s slowly changing, however, partly due to President Biden’s signature climate law. [Louisville Public Media]
- “Residents And Elected Officials Blast Utility Over Historic Wyoming Rate Hike” • Rocky Mountain Power proposed to hike power rates in Wyoming by an average of 29.2%. Extreme cold, heat, and drought last year spiked demand for electricity, forcing the utility to purchase natural gas, coal, and power at premium prices. Of course, critics blame renewables. [WyoFile]
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