- The Tenth Anniversary of Massachusetts v. EPA • On April 2, 2007, The Supreme Court forcefully rejected the Bush EPA’s “laundry list of reasons” not to address climate pollution. The high Court held that protection of human health and the environment from air pollution must be rooted in science, not expediency or politics. [Environmental Defense Fund]
- The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will deliver a snub to Donald Trump over his stance on the environment today, signing a climate change pact with one of the US President’s bitter rivals. She will pose with California Governor Jerry Brown in a show of unity against the ditching of Obama-era policies tackling global warming. [The Scottish Sun]
- India added a record 5,400 MW of wind power in 2016-17, exceeding its 4,000-MW target. Of about 50,018 MW of installed renewable power across the country, over 55% is wind power. India is the biggest greenhouse gas emitter after the US and China. About 16% of the 315,426 MW of installed capacity of is renewable. [Livemint]
- In a record quarter, Tesla delivered just over 25,000 cars in the first three months of the year. That was a 70% rise on the same period of 2016. It is also a rebound for the company after production problems resulted in a 9% fall in deliveries in the fourth quarter. The Model 3 is due to go on sale in the US this year priced at $35,000. [BBC News]
- Oblivious to the storm of fury it would arouse in Nevada, which has no commercial nuclear reactors of its own, President Trump has proposed spending $120 million to restart licensing Yucca Mountain to store spent nuclear fuel. He is restarting one of the most intractable political, legal and technical issues in modern US history. [The Recorder]
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