- “Why Rural America Is Key To Climate Change Policy” • Rural areas represent 86% of persistent poverty counties in the US, and over 50% of rural Black residents live in economically distressed counties. Addressing the climate crisis and lagging economic vitality will require federal investment in building a new climate economy for rural America [GreenBiz]
- “Frightening New Climate Report Also Holds The Seeds Of Hope” • The latest report that just arrived from the IPCC isn’t pretty. But in a year defined by searing heat waves, torrential floods, and raging fires, it is encouraging that the same report that is so frightening also suggests a strategy to alleviate some of its most devastating projections. [CNN]
- “Well Over 100 Million People Are Under Heat Alerts” • As if hundreds of wildfires, crippling drought, and a summer marked by a once-in-a-lifetime heat wave were not enough, more than 20 million Americans in the western US are on alert again, ahead of another historic heat wave. They are not alone. Over half the US is under heat alerts this week. [CNN]
- “Winds of Change: Samsung Purchases 100% Renewable Energy in the US” • All Samsung’s facilities in the US, including its manufacturing and distribution sites, use renewable energy. Samsung currently has over 20,000 employees in 46 states, with six major subsidiaries based in California, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Texas. [Samsung Newsroom]
- “American Canyon Opts Into 100% Renewable Energy For Facilities” • The American Canyon City Council voted to opt the City’s facilities into Marin Clean Energy’s Deep Green 100% renewable energy program. Currently, the California city is enrolled in the Light Green program, MCE’s default energy plan that offers 60% renewable energy. [Patch]
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