BUILDINGS: Renters who want to lower their emissions with electric vehicles and appliances run up against landlords who are reluctant to make expensive upgrades, and incentives aimed at single-family homeowners aren’t helping. (Washington Post)
ALSO: Massachusetts lawmakers and municipal leaders increasingly push for measures that would lower the greenhouse gas emissions associated with building materials. (Energy News Network)
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• Researchers and journalists examine more than 1,200 potential climate change scenarios over the coming century, envisioning what will happen depending on how quickly the world takes action. (Washington Post)
• A United Nations analysis finds more than 90% of deaths attributed to climate disasters between 1970 and 2021 happened in developing countries, showing how climate change is hitting vulnerable people the hardest. (Axios)
• Energy, utility and materials companies often see a quick drop in valuation in the days after they’re served climate lawsuits or lose a case. (Guardian)
• Emissions avoided by recycling waste can offset the emissions of other trash that heads to solid waste landfills, researchers find. (Grist)
• Companies worry it’ll be hard to accurately fulfill a coming federal requirement to disclose emissions up and down their supply chains, and that inaccurate reporting could hurt business. (Inside Climate News)
• A climate advocacy group plans to launch a methane-detecting satellite next year to scan oil- and gas-producing regions and make the data it collects free to the public. (Reuters)
SOLAR: Enel North America announces it will build a $1 billion solar panel factory in Oklahoma after state lawmakers approved a $180 million incentive package. (Tulsa World)
POLITICS: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says Republican-favored permitting reforms are still on the table for inclusion in debt ceiling legislation. (E&E News)
COAL ASH: A contractor reports it’s reached a settlement with the families of workers who were sickened after they were exposed to fly ash during the cleanup of a 2008 coal ash spill in Tennessee. (Knoxville News Sentinel)
HYDROPOWER: California, Arizona and Nevada reach a deal to cut Colorado River water use to buoy reservoir levels and preserve hydropower generating capacity at Glen Canyon and Hoover dams. (E&E News)
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WIND: A growing number of Great Lakes states are considering options for offshore wind energy despite challenges involving winter ice cover, insufficient port infrastructure and public opposition. (States Newsroom)
• As Texas lawmakers take steps to limit wind and solar, neighboring Gulf Coast state Louisiana actively courts the clean energy industry as it aims for net-zero emissions. (Houston Chronicle)
• Interconnection delays in grid operator PJM’s territory are harming states’ ability to reach clean energy goals, according to a new Natural Resources Defense Council report. (Utility Dive)