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China is key to saving the planet from climate change. But it can’t quit coal.

This summer, the rains in Beijing felt like they would never stop. In July they forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights. Tourist sites closed, and residents struggled to commute to work. In August, Ellery Lee, an energy and climate change consultant in the capital, was drenched walking through a downpour. Once home, he was shocked to see news that two people had drowned after getting trapped under a bridge in the city’s outskirts.
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Can Southwest Virginia remake itself as a laboratory for renewables?

NORTON — In September 2020, the highwall came crashing down.  For decades, the more than 75-foot-high remnant of surface mining had dominated the eastern entry to Norton, looming over the intersection of Routes 23 and 58. Officials had long since forgotten what company had left behind the structure, which predated both the state’s mining agency […] The post Can Southwest Virginia remake itself as a laboratory for renewables? appeared first on Virginia Mercury.
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Biden Energy Plans, House Reconciliation Bill Have a Reality Problem

President Biden’s climate policies and the House Democrats’ reconciliation bill will decimate U.S. energy industries along with millions of associated jobs while saddling consumers with skyrocketing prices and electricity blackouts. One only has to look at California and Europe to see that the goals of Biden’s climate policies and the reconciliation bill will eventually end up with the energy disaster Europe and California are experiencing. And, it will cost businesses and taxpayers $3.5 trillion to attempt such foolishness. Clearly, China and India do not intend to participate in the folly as John Kerry has failed miserably to convince them to partake in committing to net zero carbon economies by 2050 on his mission to obtain pledges before the COP26 meeting in November.
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There’s never been a better time to invest in renewable energy

We have all seen climate change headlines becoming more dramatic each week. Just this morning, there’s a new study that found that the world sees twice as many 50C days each year as it did in the 1980s. (1), And another global survey reveals the depth of anxiety young people feel about climate change, with nearly 60% feeling very worried about their future. (2)..
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L'Oréal USA Achieves Carbon Neutrality Across All U.S. Sites

In advance of Climate Week NYC, L'Oréal USA—the largest subsidiary of the L'Oréal Groupe, and the conference’s Opening Ceremony Sponsor—today announced that it has reached carbon neutrality for scopes 1 and 2 emissions for all 25 U.S. sites, across 12 states, including its manufacturing and distribution facilities, administrative sites, and research and innovation sites.
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India is key to US climate ambitions, and the Quad can help

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the United States this week as part of the first in-person gathering of the “Quad” represents a critical opportunity for the Biden-Harris administration to accelerate the Quad’s cooperation on climate change ahead of next month’s COP26 summit. But the administration will soon need to take its commitment further than visits and working groups.
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Explaining the Exponential Growth of Renewable Energy

The rapid growth of solar and wind power in recent years has breathed hope into global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit the most dangerous effects of climate change. In 2010, solar and wind combined made up only 1.7% of global electricity generation. By last year, it had...
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INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

Orsted, the once Danish state-owned utility, transitioned from being one of the most coal-intensive utilities in Europe to a global leader in offshore wind energy. A new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) charts Orsted's energy transition journey and provides key insights for India's massive transformation to its energy sector.
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China’s Plan to Cut Carbon Emissions and the Impact on Metals Demand

China is adding wind and solar power, while maintaining a reliance on coal. The country has set a target for non-fossil fuel sources to account for 20% of the country’s energy by 2025. China has announced bold targets to curb its carbon emissions, but the country will need to embrace...
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University of British Columbia opens bioenergy research facility

Building on work conducted at UBC's Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) over the past 15 years, the new Biorefining Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) will bring together top academic researchers and industry partners to create leading-edge technologies that could significantly reduce reliance on carbon-intensive fossil fuels. With cost-effective clean energy...
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Solar Power International 2021

Greenberg Traurig recently issued the following announcement. 900 Convention Center Blvd. September 21, 2021, 9:30 AM - September 23, 2021, 2:00 PM CST. Greenberg Traurig will be an exhibitor at Solar Power International, North America Smart Energy Week in New Orleans, LA. Come stop by and see us at Booth #835.
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How Hochul wants to shift New York to solar energy

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced plans to expand New York's energy grid to produce at least 10 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030 as part of broader effort to shift the state to renewable energies and combat climate change. The proposal is meant to build upon current efforts to...
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New York Governor Expanded NY Sun Program

Governor Hochul Announces Expanded NY-Sun Program to Achieve at Least 10 Gigawatts of Solar Energy by 2030. New York (STL.News) On the first day of Climate Week 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a call for the expansion of the highly successful NY-Sun program to achieve an expanded goal of at least 10 gigawatts of distributed solar installed by 2030. Expanding the program is expected to help bolster the State’s economic recovery following Covid-19 with the creation of an additional 6,000 solar jobs beyond the 12,000 that now exist across the state, a portion of which will be ongoing operations and maintenance jobs which will remain throughout the 25+ year project lifespans. The program expansion will also deliver at least 35 percent of the benefits from the investments to disadvantaged communities and low-to moderate- income New Yorkers. Increasing solar energy capacity statewide will rapidly accelerate progress to exceed New York’s nation-leading Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goal for 70 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030 on the path to a zero-emission grid.
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