- “Trump’s EPA Takes Away State And Tribal Rights To Protect Their Own Water” • The US EPA has issued a rule that limits states’ and Indigenous tribes’ authority to protect the water within their own borders from federally authorized destructive projects such as oil and gas pipelines, hydropower dams, and wetland fills. [CleanTechnica]
- “Halifax Aims To Add 210 Electric Buses In Next 8 Years” • The Halifax Regional Municipality in Canada is getting more serious about climate action and stopping air pollution. Halifax has plans to put $780 million into getting the 210 electric buses onto the road and 3 new ferry routes into service by 2028, according to The ChronicleHerald. [CleanTechnica]
- “Germany Raises Offshore Wind Power Goal To 40 GW In 20 Years” • The German Cabinet has passed a bill that would set a goal of 40 GW of offshore wind power capacity installation by 2040, marking a surge of almost five-fold. It would increase capacity to 15 GW by 2030. The German offshore wind capacity is currently 7.5 GW. [Saurenergy]
- “US Ranks 24th On Environmental Performance” • The US now ranks 24th in the world environmental performance, and the country is far behind other industrialized nations, according to a new analysis by Yale and Columbia universities. Denmark came in first place, followed by Luxembourg and Switzerland. The UK ranked fourth. [The Guardian]
- “Encore Renewable Starts Second Solar Project For Vermont Public Power Supply Authority” • The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority and Encore Renewable Energy announced that construction has begun on a solar array on land currently used for corn silage in Morrisville. Encore is evaluating pollinator-friendly wildflower groundcover. [Solar Builder]
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