- “A $100 Billion Big Oil Divestiture Plan Is Coming” • The largest oil & gas companies, including ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, and BP, are projected to sell a combined $100 billion in assets worldwide as they focus on top-performing regions, particularly the US shale, according to a new analysis from consulting firm Rystad Energy. [CNBC]
- “McDonald’s Among Food Firms Urging Tougher Rules On Deforestation” • UK food firms, including McDonald’s, are urging tougher rules to protect rainforests. Government ministers are planning a new law against big firms using produce from illegally deforested land. But the firms say the law should apply to all deforestation, legal or not, to slow climate change. [BBC]
- “Seismic Blasting By Oil & Gas Industry In Atlantic Ocean Halting On November 30” • In rare good news, the federal permits that allow fossil fuel companies to use deafening airguns, which harm many marine species, will expire on November 30 and not be renewed. Fossil fuel companies use the airguns to search for oil and gas deposits. [CleanTechnica]
- “Top Solar Power States Per Capita – CleanTechnica Report” • Here is a ranking of states by total solar power capacity per capita and some commentary. Would you have guessed that Nevada was number 1? It might not be surprising that the five top states are in very sunny areas, but would you have guessed that the number six state is Vermont? [CleanTechnica]
- “NASA, SpaceX to Launch First Commercial Crew Rotation Mission to International Space Station” • NASA and SpaceX are beginning a regular cadence of missions launching American rockets from American soil to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 is set for launch on October 31. [CleanTechnica]
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