Climate Change

"DeSantis, Pence Allies Launching Campaign To Speed Energy Approvals"

"A new group aims to spend up to $10 million to sway Congress to loosen federal rules for both fossil fuel projects and green power. A major element: putting "the right pressure" on vulnerable Senate Democrats."

Source: Politico, 03/02/2023

"Advocates Seek To Boost Clean Energy Program In Latest Farm Bill Renewal"

"The Inflation Reduction Act offered bigger grants under a rural clean energy program. Now, advocates want Congress to bring the rest of the program in line with those ambitions as part of the latest Farm Bill reauthorization."

Source: Energy News Network, 03/02/2023

"Fossil Fuel Companies Donated $700M To US Universities Over 10 Years"

"Six fossil fuel companies funneled more than $700m in research funding to 27 universities in the US from 2010 to 2020, according to a new study. Such funding at universities that conduct climate research can shift not just research agendas, but also policy in the direction of climate solutions the industry prefers, the report’s authors argue."

Source: Guardian, 03/02/2023

"DOE Touts Grid Expansion Plans As Operators Raise Concerns"

"DOE’s draft “National Transmission Needs Study,” released Friday, is the department’s initial view of where and how interstate power networks need to expand by the 2030s to carry three to four times the flow of wind and solar power on the grid today."

Source: E&E News, 03/01/2023

"Maryland PSC Appointee With Ties To Fossil Fuels Withdraws"

"Gov. Wes Moore’s nominee to the Maryland Public Service Commission withdrew from consideration on Tuesday, after environmentalists criticized the appointment of someone who was an official in the fossil fuel industry."

Source: AP, 03/01/2023

"Here's Why Arizona Says It Can Keep Growing Despite Historic Megadrought"

"Drive traffic-clogged Interstate 10 through Phoenix's West Valley suburbs and you'd hardly know the Southwest is as dry as it's been in 1,200 years. Water gulping data centers, large warehouses and distribution centers have sprouted in the barren desert. Housing development after housing development is slated for construction."

Source: NPR, 03/01/2023

"How Environmentally Conscious Investing Became a Target of Conservatives"

"It’s been a widely accepted trend in financial circles for nearly two decades. But suddenly, Republicans have launched an assault on a philosophy that says that companies should be concerned with not just profits but also how their businesses affect the environment and society."

Source: NYTimes, 03/01/2023

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