- “Has The World Started To Take Climate Change Fight Seriously?” • The announcement by Chinese President, Xi Jinping that China would cut emissions to net zero by 2060 is enormously important. China, the biggest greenhouse gas emitter, may have fired the starting gun on what will become a global race to eliminate fossil fuels. [BBC]
- “General Motors To Achieve 60% Renewable Energy Thanks To Massive Arkansas Solar Deal” • GM announced a significant step towards achieving its goal of sourcing 100% of its energy from renewables by 2040. The company has signed a power purchase agreement for a 180 MW solar project that is set to be built in Arkansas. [pv magazine USA]
- “Tesla Will Begin Selling Chinese Model 3 With LFP Batteries This Week” • Confidential sources tell Reuters that Tesla will begin selling Model 3 cars built in Shanghai and equipped with LFP (LiFePO₄) batteries to customers in China this week. Lithium iron phosphate batteries contain no nickel and no cobalt. Prices have not been announced. [CleanTechnica]
- “US Farmers And Ranchers In Action Group Commits To UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals” • US Farmers & Ranchers in Action issued a report spotlighting the key role US agriculture plays in reaching the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. They acknowledged a need for unmatched collaboration for climate-smart agriculture. [CleanTechnica]
- “Brazilian Court Blocks Government’s Decision To Revoke Key Mangrove Protections” • A Brazilian court blocked a move by the country’s government to revoke key regulations protecting its mangroves. Mangrove swamps are homes for many species of sea birds and safe havens for young fish, crabs, and shrimp. They prevent erosion and are carbon sinks. [CNN]
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