- “Climate Change Is Here. Will Tampa Bay Finally Get ready?” • A group of officials is working to figure out how the 3.1 million people who live in the coastal plain that is the Tampa Bay area should grapple with a global crisis. It may be the first time local governments have come together in a meaningful way to plan for climate change. [Tampa Bay Times]
- “Why switching To A Green New Deal May Not Make Your Electric Bill Spike” • It’s a nearly religious point among climate-change skeptics, not least among them President Donald Trump: If America moves quickly to reduce carbon emissions, electric bills will spike and business will suffer. But utilities are already doing it, showing it can work. [CNBC]
- “Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Spawns Talk Of Offshore Wind Replacing Nuclear” • Danish developer Ørsted said its Hornsea One plant, a 1.2 GW installation that started delivering power to the grid this month, could help make up for a lack of planned nuclear generation in the UK, as plans for new reactors have fallen by the wayside. [Greentech Media]
- “Trump’s Flood Insurance Flub Could Cost Us Billions” • It is no secret that the National Flood Insurance Program has been in trouble for a while. The NFIP has been in uninterrupted debt to the US Treasury Department since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. By 2016, the program owed taxpayers a whopping $23 billion. [Natural Resources Defense Council]
- “Half Of Europe’s Largest Corporations Incentivize Managing Climate Issues” • Corporations based in Europe are among the most likely to make significant climate-related commitments and progress. Up to 75% of Europe’s largest corporations acknowledge “transition” risks, such as climate legislation, that will affect their businesses meaningfully. [CleanTechnica]
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Source: Green Events
February 23 Green Energy News