- Intrepid Travel, the largest carbon-neutral tour company in the world, announced that it’s going to double its carbon offset contribution this year on all 68 of its tours that run in America. The pledge was taken in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, according to a company press release. [Metro US]
- Process Safety and Environmental Protection published a study that demonstrates the viability of using anaerobic digestion in a low-temperature (20° C) environment to convert solid food waste into renewable energy and organic fertilizer. Globally, more than 1.3 billion tonnes of municipal waste are created each year. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
- North Carolina will ignore Trump’s decision and honor the Paris deal, Governor Roy Cooper said. He signed an open letter joining more than 1,000 other public officials and business leaders, including the governors of California, Connecticut, Oregon, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, and Hawaii. [Morganton News Herald]
- A new solar energy farm has gone into operation behind the Hillside Commerce Park in Niskayuna, New York, generating power that will be used by Schenectady County government. The 792,480-kW array on 3 acres of county-owned land was installed in the industrial park by Monolith Solar Associates, of Rensselaer. [The Daily Gazette]
- General Mills announced that it has entered into a 15-year power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems for 100 MW of power from the energy firm’s Cactus Flats wind project in Texas. The Minneapolis, Minnesota food company will also help fund construction of the Cactus Flats project. [Powder Bulk Solids]
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