January 8 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • Dutch railway companies teamed up with energy company Eneco in 2015 to cut train ride emissions. Originally, 2018 was set as the target for changing to 100% renewable power sources. The 100% transition was completed one year ahead of schedule, however, and all Dutch trains are now powered by wind energy. [CleanTechnica]
Dutch train (Image by Sludge G, some rights reserved)

Dutch train (Image by Sludge G, some rights reserved)

  • Alaska’s finances are suffering disproportionately from climate change. Its glaciers lose roughly 42 cubic km (10 cubic miles) of ice per year, its sea ice continues to decline, its shorelines may be eroding at an accelerating rate, its permafrost is melting, and it suffers from forest fires at the greatest rate in 10,000 years. [Ars Technica UK]
  • Rwanda’s Green Fund expects to reach a milestone of creating 100,000 green jobs this year, according to its program manager. He told Sunday Times that in the next 12 months Rwanda’s Green Fund, a ground-breaking environmental and climate change investment fund, is particularly looking forward to boosting Rwanda’s climate resilience. [The New Times]
  • Automobiles are undergoing a big transition, increasingly better, smarter and cleaner. Especially exciting is the expanded portfolio of low and zero emissions vehicles that help protect air quality, increase our nation’s energy security, and reduce our reliance on foreign oil, a win for the U.S. economy all-around. [The Detroit News]
  • Since news broke Friday afternoon that Governor Andrew Cuomo reached a tentative deal to close Indian Point nuclear power plant within four years, officials and residents across the state have shared mixed opinions about the controversial subject. Safety, jobs, taxes, and carbon emissions are among the issues. [The Journal News | LoHud.com]

For more news, please visit geoharvey – Daily News about Energy and Climate Change.

January 8 Green Energy News posted first on Green Energy Times

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