- “Indian Railways’ Carbon Emission Will Be Zero By 2030, Says Union Minister Piyush Goyal” • Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the Indian Railways has set a target of reducing carbon emission to zero by the end of 2030. The plan is for Indian Railways to use surplus land along its tracks to install 20 GW of renewable capacity. [Zee News]
- “China Dominates Global Wind And Solar Output” • China is the world’s largest producer of renewable electricity, according to the International Energy Agency’s Key World Energy Statistics report. With an installed capacity of 184 GW, China has 28.7% of global wind production, and its 175 GW of solar capacity produce 31.9% of global solar production. [reNEWS]
- “Hurricane Laura Batters Louisiana’s Coast As A Category 3 Storm” • Laura is moving inland as a Category 3 hurricane after making landfall earlier near Cameron, Louisiana, as a Category 4 storm with winds of 150 mph. Water levels along the coast rose rapidly and forecasters warned of devastating winds and an “unsurvivable” storm surge of up to 20 feet. [CNN]
- “Puerto Rico Regulators Set Island On A 5-Year Course To Procure Renewables” • The Puerto Rico Energy Bureau partially rejected the gas-heavy Integrated Resource Plan proposed by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. It directed PREPA to procure at least 3.5 GW of solar and 1.36 GW of battery storage by 2025. [Utility Dive]
- “Latest Survey Shows Increase In Concern About Climate Change Among Voters” • In the arcane world of polling, there is a cohort of people known as the issue public – those who feel an issue is extremely important to them personally. On climate change, the issue public has grown from 13% in 2015 to nearly double that, 25%, today. [CleanTechnica]
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