- “30% Of California Land Must Be Conserved Under Governor Newsom’s New Order” • Citing a need to tackle the problem of climate change, California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered state agencies to conserve 30% of state land and coastal water by no later than 2030. The move is a bid to sequester carbon in the state’s natural and working lands. [Phys.Org]
- “Icebreaker No Longer Subject To Night-Time Shutdown” • The Ohio Power Siting Board has adopted a motion removing a night-time shutdown requirement for the proposed 21-MW Icebreaker offshore wind farm on Lake Erie. It removed a clause that would have required turbines to be stopped during the night from March 1 to November 1. [reNEWS]
- “Breathing Life Back Into Cities: Improving Air Quality And Equity Through Recovery Efforts” • Rocky Mountain Institute released an analysis outlining four strategies for advancing both air quality and equity that cities can use to build back better from the pandemic, the economic downturn, and a growing reckoning with racial injustice. [CleanTechnica]
- “US Wind and Solar Installations Are Smashing Records, But the Trend May Not Last” • The US is on pace to set records for wind and solar installations this year, highlighting America’s capacity to build renewables at levels once thought impossible. But whether the pace can be kept up depends in large part on what policymakers do next. [Scientific American]
- “Global Green Hydrogen Pipeline ‘Tops 60 GW'” • There are over 60 GW in the pipeline of planned green hydrogen projects, Rystad Energy research shows. The analysts said 87% of the projects are GW-scale. Europe and Australia dominate the global pipeline, which includes 11 proposed electrolyser projects with a capacity of 1 GW or more. [reNEWS]
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