- “Trump Admin Sits On $43 Billion Intended For Clean Energy Loans While Unemployment Soars” • While the nation struggles to find ways to ramp up the economy so people can get back to work, over $43 billion in low-interest loans earmarked for clean energy projects sits undistributed by the Trump administration, The New York Times reported. [EcoWatch]
- “City of Houston Surprises: 100% Renewable Electricity – $65 Million in Savings in 7 Years” • Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that the City of Houston has committed to purchasing 100% renewable energy through a renewed partnership with NRG Energy. The City realize $65 million in savings over the seven-year contract. [CleanTechnica]
- “International Report Makes Business Case For Renewables Investment” • A report from the International Renewable Energy Agency makes the business case for investment in renewables. It says future decarbonization is still possible despite the economic fallout from the pandemic, and it highlights climate-safe options for investment. [Environment + Energy Leader]
- “Is The Coronavirus Crisis Accelerating The Shift To Renewables?” • Climate action has not been moving as fast as needed to make a sustainable change. But one sector that’s doing its share to help lower greenhouse gas emissions is renewable energy. Recently, renewables may be getting some unexpected help from a particular virus. [ZME Science]
- “Rising CO₂ Levels Could Be Contributing To Grasshopper Apocalypse” • Grasshoppers may be experiencing their own type of famine due to rising levels of CO₂. AAAS reports that over the past five years, many studies have been documenting dwindling insect populations, to the point that the phrase “insect apocalypse” has been coined. [CleanTechnica]
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