- Residents in Pittsburgh say it’s ironic that President Donald Trump name-dropped their city during his announcement that the United States was pulling out of a global climate accord. After all, it’s stricter environmental regulations and clean energy policies that transformed their once “smoky city” into a beautiful place to live. [CNN]
- Chile will consider increasing its 2050 renewable energy target to 100%, according to local reports. The nation’s current target is for renewable energy sources’ share of the country’s power mix to be 70% by 2050. But Chile may raise the target to 100% thanks to the falling cost of renewable energy and improvements in energy storage. [Climate Action Programme]
- India’s energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal has challenged Germany and the city of Munich to a race with the ancient holy city of Varanasi to become the first large metropolis in the world to be 100% powered by clean energy. Goyal was speaking at the Indo-German Energy Forum at Intersolar Europe when he made the challenge. [PV-Tech]
- Democratic state attorneys general – the same group that beat back President Donald Trump’s travel ban in court – are now turning their eyes to climate and environmental issues. As Trump announced the US’ exit from the Paris climate accord, several attorneys general had already begun discussing strategies to battle the administration. [CNN]
- New York State will seek bids for clean energy projects valued at up to $1.5 billion in a move the Cuomo administration says is aimed at expanding the state’s green energy economy after President Trump’s pulled out of the Paris climate accord. The state expects the investments to result in up to 40,000 clean energy jobs by 2020. [Newsday]
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