- “Intuit Hits 100% Renewable Electricity Goal 10 Years Early” • The 419-MW Mesquite Star wind farm was just completed in Fisher County, Texas, and is now providing electricity for Ecolab, Lowe’s, Intuit, and Brown University. Intuit has now reached its 100% renewable electricity goal, 10 years earlier than it had promised. [CleanTechnica]
- “Climate Crisis To Blame For $67 Billion Of Hurricane Harvey Damage – Study” • At least $67 billion of the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 can be attributed directly to climate breakdown, a study published in the journal Climatic Change says. The finding could lead to a radical reassessment of the costs of damage from extreme weather. [The Guardian]
- “Planet Needs Additional 3,000 GW Of Renewables By 2030 To Meet Paris Agreement Goals” • About 3,000 GW of renewable energy must be installed by 2030 for the planet to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, according to a report by BloombergNEF, the UN Environment Program, and the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Center. [Energy Live News]
- “BCO Says Architects Should Design For Climate Change” • Architects need to consider different climate scenarios when they design buildings, according to a report by the British Council for Offices. The study argues that developers and designers need to ‘de-risk’ buildings to reduce the effects of worse flash flooding, gales, and heatwaves. [Architects Journal]
- “Corporate Purchases Of Wind Capacity Set Record In 2019; Now Totals 16.857 GW – AWEA” • US commercial and industrial companies bought 4.447 GW of US wind capacity in 2019, setting a new annual record and bringing total corporate wind capacity purchases to 16.857 GW, the American Wind Energy Association said in two reports. [S&P Global]
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