- “Solar Dominates Latest German Renewable Auction” • Germany’s Federal Network Agency announced that the solar industry has walked away as the sole winner from Germany’s most recent solar and onshore wind tender, receiving contracts for the entire 210 MW awarded in an auction that was heavily oversubscribed. [CleanTechnica]
- “Study Sets Economic Impact Of Melting Arctic Permafrost At $70 TRILLION!” • Researchers at Lancaster University studied the effects of melting Arctic ice. They concluded that permafrost melting, with a release of greenhouses gases, and melting the ice that reflects the sun’s heat back to space will increase the cost of climate change by $70 trillion. [CleanTechnica]
- “MTA Looks To Rooftop Solar Power To Raise Much-Needed Funds” • In New York, the MTA is looking to lease over 10 million square feet of rooftop space on its buildings to companies that install solar panels. Fully realized, the project could generate over 100 MW of renewable energy, enough to power 18,000 households in the state. [Curbed NY]
- “Verizon Commits To Going Carbon Neutral By 2035” • Leading American telecom giant Verizon announced that it is strengthening its commitment to sustainability. It is to go carbon neutral by 2035 through a range of tools including reducing emissions directly and procuring renewable energy for its operations. [CleanTechnica]
- “Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits Another $5.5 Million To United Nations Climate Change Secretariat” • Michael R Bloomberg, the founder of Bloomberg LP and former mayor of New York City, has committed $5.5 million to the UN Climate Change Secretariat to make up for the funding gap left by the US federal government. [CleanTechnica]
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