- Encore Renewable Energy has commissioned of two separate 1.4-MW solar arrays for the Town of Stowe Electric Department and Village of Hyde Park Electric Department, respectively. The two projects were financed with low interest debt under the US Treasury Department’s Clean Renewable Energy Bonds program. [Vermont Biz]
- Clinton and Trump sparred over energy and climate for 243 seconds in the second presidential debate. The majority of Sunday’s presidential debate involved the two candidates trading blows on tax returns, Donald Trump’s so-called “locker room talk” about assaulting women, and Hillary Clinton’s email account. [Grist]
- Germany’s Bundesrat approved a resolution calling for a ban on new internal combustion engine cars by 2030. The Bundesrat is a deliberative body composed of representatives from all 16 German states. It is sometimes wrongly called the upper house of parliament, but legislation does go through it on its way to the Bundestag. [CleanTechnica]
- Slowing down construction of coal-fired power stations will be vital to hit globally agreed climate change goals, the World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim said at a climate ministerial meeting in Washington. He said there is no prospect of keeping global warming at or below 2°C (3.6°F) if planned for coal-fired stations are built. [The Guardian]
- The winter months are when the New England region’s power grid is put to the test. When temperatures barely rose above zero, on the coldest days of 2013, demand nearly overwhelmed the system. The president and CEO of ISO New England said that the current state of the grid is even more precarious. [WMUR Manchester]
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