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    France to Require Solar Panels for Large Car Parks

    France to Require Solar Panels for Large Car Parks

    A new law approved by the Senate in France will require car parks that can accommodate 80 or more vehicles to have solar panels. The legislation is part of President Emmanuel Macron’s focus on accelerating the transition to renewable energy in the country. According to the law, car parks with 80 to 400 spaces for […]

    New York Voters Approve Historic Environmental Bond Act

    New York Voters Approve Historic Environmental Bond Act

    New York state voters have approved the Empire State’s first environmental bond act in nearly 30 years.  The measure — on the ballot as Proposition #1, the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022” — will see the state sell $4.2 billion in bonds to fund a response to the […]

    California Votes Against Tax on Wealthy to Fund EV Incentives

    California Votes Against Tax on Wealthy to Fund EV Incentives

    Proposition 30 in California has been voted against in the midterm elections. The measure would have enacted a 1.75% tax on those making over $2 million, with the funding going toward climate programs, including subsidization for zero-emissions vehicles and funds for wildfire prevention. The measure was not supported by re-elected Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom, who […]

    World Falling Short on Energy Transition Targets: IRENA Report

    World Falling Short on Energy Transition Targets: IRENA Report

    A new report from International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 27, reviews energy targets set around the world and how they are progressing. The findings show that countries are falling short on their energy transition targets. The report also notes that only 12 of the 194 parties […]

    UN Chief Says We Are on ‘Highway to Climate Hell’

    UN Chief Says We Are on ‘Highway to Climate Hell’

    The latest round of UN climate change negotiations began in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt with an urgent warning about the necessity of acting rapidly to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis.  The conference, otherwise known as COP27, kicked off Sunday, November 6, with a procedural opening followed by the World Leaders Summit that launched […]

    Solar Company to Build Puerto Rico’s First Virtual Solar Power Plant

    Solar Company to Build Puerto Rico’s First Virtual Solar Power Plant

    Sunrun, a solar power and battery company based in San Francisco, will build the first virtual solar power plant in Puerto Rico. The virtual power plant (VPP) will be 17 megawatts and is designed to strengthen the power grid with solar energy aggregated from more than 7,000 customers’ residential solar and battery systems. During 2023, […]