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October 22 Green Energy News

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“This Might Just Look Like Grass, But It Has The Power To Absorb A Load Of Our Carbon Emissions” • Forests, peatlands, deserts, and tundra can all absorb and hold stocks of CO₂. Of all the carbon held in land-based ecosystems, around 34% can be found in grasslands, data from the World Resources […]

October 21 Green Energy News

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“Instead Of A Coal Mine, This Alberta Mountain May Now Become A ‘Green Energy Complex’” • Montem Resources gave up a plan to develop an open-pit coal mine on Tent Mountain. It has a new proposal to use the mountain for pumped-hydro energy storage, powered by nearby wind turbines, along with a green […]

October 20 Green Energy News

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“Biden’s Climate Targets Are Possible Without Clean Energy Program, But Will Need Tax Credits And Regulations” • Even if Democrats’ cornerstone climate policy is stripped out of their budget bill, an independent analysis estimates President Joe Biden can still meet his climate goals. But it would take decisive action and regulations. [CNN]

October 19 Green Energy News

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“Democrats Are Developing A Replacement For Cornerstone Climate Measure In Sweeping Economic ” • Sen Tina Smith of Minnesota affirmed that Democrats are creating a replacement for the clean electricity program in the economic package. The program will likely be dropped from the bill due to opposition from Sen Joe Manchin of West […]

October 18 Green Energy News

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“World Could Save £20 Trillion On Energy Costs By Switching To Green Power” • Ditching fossil fuels and replacing them with renewable power globally would save nearly £20 trillion in the coming decades, a landmark report from Oxford University found. It overturns the common thinking that decarbonizing the global economy will be hugely […]

October 17 Green Energy News

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“College Formally Announces Plan To Divest From Fossil Fuels” • The Dartmouth College endowment will no longer be directly invested in fossil fuels, and the Dartmouth Investment Office intends to allow its remaining public holdings in the sector to expire, an announcement said. The investments will transition to renewables. [The Dartmouth]

October 16 Green Energy News

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“Oregon Utility Targets 2-GW Clean Power Drive” • Portland General Electric has unveiled plans to source up to 2 GW of renewables with a view to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power served to customers by at least 80% by 2030, 90% by 2035 and 100% by 2040. To achieve the goal, PGE […]

A Deal of the Century to Produce Less Pollution

The construction of Climeworks direct-air capture plant, Orca on the geothermal park in Hellisheidi in Iceland. The plant is expected to be in operation in late summer 2021. (Climeworks) (www.climeworks.com/orca)

Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief, Green Builder

If it costs $15 million to build a machine that removes the same carbon as getting a few […]

Burlington Moves Toward Its Net-Zero Energy Goal

Burlington Mayor, Miro Weinberger, speaks at the Net-Zero Energy Revenue Bond press conference on September 2, 2021. Standing in the background are (from L to R) Jennifer Green, City of Burlington Sustainability Director, Darren Springer, BED’s General Manager, Emily Stebbins-Wheelock, BED’s Manager of Strategy and Innovation, James Gibbons, BED’s Director of Policy and […]

October 15 Green Energy News

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“Unpacking That ‘EVs Will Cost 30,000 Jobs At Volkswagen’ Claim” • A news story claimed that Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess had warned company managers that the transition to EVs would result in the loss of 30,000 jobs. Reuters has clarified that with its own story. Diess’ statement was that 30,000 jobs could be […]