- “Soaring growth of solar power demonstrated in one chart” • Auke Hoekstra at the Technical University of Eindhoven, in The Netherlands, looked at successive revisions of predictions by the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook for solar adoption, measured in GW of capacity added per year. It seems they always get it wrong. [Green Car Reports]
- “Trump’s Paris accord call will be anticlimactic” • Donald Trump’s looming decision about whether to keep the United States in the Paris climate agreement will be, let’s say, anticlimactic. He could pull out, and that would be no surprise. But if he does, the actual impact on the climate and on global efforts to limit warming will be limited. [Reuters]
- World leaders at the G7 Summit engaged in a heated argument over climate change, a major point of dispute between other G7 heads of state and President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the climate debate was “controversial,” with leaders of all other G7 nations urging Trump to remain in the 2015 agreement. [CNN]
- The City of Portland, Oregon, and Multnomah County have locked in a commitment to obtaining 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2035 as the latest #CommitTo100 city to join the pledge. The City of Portland was the first US city to adopt a carbon reduction strategy way back before it was cool in 1993. [CleanTechnica]
- A vice president with Sempra Energy, one of the nation’s largest utilities, made a stunning admission to a roomful of gas and oil executives this week: there is no technical impediment to California getting all of its energy from renewables – now. All power could come from sources like wind, solar and hydro without reliance on fossil fuels. [KPBS]
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