- With the installation of more solar gardens, a continued commitment to energy-efficiency, and fruitful negotiations with Xcel Energy, Breckenridge, Colorado, could draw all of its electricity, public and private, from renewable resources as early as 2035, according to a new plan to be presented to the town council. [Summit Daily News]
- Vermont lawmakers put off until October the deadline for adopting new rules governing wind turbines, after the Public Service Board offered a major revision in response to concerns it said it heard from legislators and others. A legislative committee postponed the July 1 deadline for adopting new limits for turbine noise. [vtdigger.org]
- Two years ago, Stanford University civil and environmental engineering professor Mark Jacobsen published a study claiming that the United States could completely phase out the use of fossil fuels and nuclear power by 2055. Now, he is defending that work from skeptical analysts and scientists questioning his methods. [The American Interest]
- With US withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, mayors at the annual US Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach have been talking about taking the issue up at the local level. The conference supported the Paris agreement, and it looks like as many as 90% of US mayors want to work to respond to climate change. [New Jersey Herald]
- The owners of the VC Summer Nuclear Station believed a detailed construction schedule by their builder was the basis for the timing and cost of adding two reactors at the South Carolina plant. They have learned it doesn’t exist, calling into question repeated assurances that the new units can be built by 2020 for $14 billion. [Charleston Post Courier]
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