- Many Louisianans may have been shocked by the grimmer forecasts in the latest edition of the state’s 50-year plan to protect its coast: There is no longer any hope that more land can be built than the Gulf takes each year. Even if the plan works perfectly, the state could lose another 2,800 square miles of its land along the Gulf Coast. [The Lens]
- Opinion: “China cementing global dominance of renewable energy and technology” • China is cementing its global dominance of renewable energy and supporting technologies, aggressively investing in them both at home and around the globe, leaving countries including the US, UK, and Australia at risk of missing the growing market. [The Guardian]
- Following an earlier decision by the South Korean government to ban the sale of some Volkswagen models (following emissions testing irregularities), authorities in the country have now gone on to ban sales of 10 more models offered by BMW, Nissan, and Porsche, because they also “fabricated documents related to emission tests.” [CleanTechnica]
- Virginia is seeing its second and third microgrids start up. Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg and the US Defense Logistics Agency at the Fort Belvoir Army base are the latest organizations to embrace the benefits of generating, if needed, all of their power needs independent of the local utility. [Southeast Energy News]
- As the president-elect puts together an administration focused on fossil fuels, the investment community is moving full speed in the opposite direction, instead putting their bets on emissions reductions and support for clean energy. Investors holding trillions of dollars in assets dropping fossil fuels in favor of renewables. [Environmental Defense Fund]
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