- “Dual-Use Solar Makes Best Use Of Renewable Energy And Farmland” • New York is looking at ways to impliment dual-use solar by combining solar panels with other land uses, ranging from shade canopies for cars or a house’s awning to common agrivoltaic practice. Crops are still being grown on land where solar panels are installed. [Public News Service]
- “Making Oil Is More Profitable Than Saving The Planet. These Numbers Tell The Story” • Oil companies have long been under pressure to invest more money into renewable energy to help fight climate change. Here’s one simple reason why they don’t: They make a lot more money selling oil. That leaves them with little reason to save the planet. [WGCU]
- “‘Verge Of Complete Failure’ Climate Summit Draft Drops The Mention Of A Fossil Fuel Phase-Out, Angering Advocates” • In Dubai, climate advocates are warning the COP28 climate summit could be on the verge of failure after the latest draft of the core agreement removed a call to phase out fossil fuels, the one thing most driving the climate crisis. [CNN]
- “Climate Summit In Dubai Headed For Overtime As Fury Over Fossil Fuels Widens Divide” • International negotiators at COP28 are preparing for a long day of painstaking negotiations that are likely to stretch into overtime, as deep divisions remain over whether to phase out fossil fuels. Climate advocates are furious at the weak draft agreement. [CNN]
- “UN Climate Talks In Jeopardy In Fossil Fuel Backlash” • The UN climate talks in Dubai could be in jeopardy after a number of nations reacted furiously to a draft deal on fossil fuels they call “weak.” The draft removed language from an earlier text urging that fossil fuels could be “phased out.” Unless all 198 countries at the talks agree, there is no deal. [BBC]
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