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Climate Change News Digest for 10/25/23

This digest provides a selection of recent news articles relating to climate change and other environmental issues. Click on the title to read the full article from its original source.

Michigan leads Midwest region in number of clean energy workers

By Press Release (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy)

Clean energy businesses in Michigan added more than 5,400 workers in 2022, now employing 123,983 Michiganders. The state now leads the Midwest region in number of clean energy workers.

Gavin Newsom Wants to Export California’s Climate Laws to the World

By Coral Davenport (New York Times)

The Democratic governor is supercharging climate policy and eyeing a future White House run. But critics say some of his constituents could be left behind.

Biden administration announces $3.5 billion for electrical grid resilience measures

By Zack Budryk (The Hill)

The funds, provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will cover 58 projects across 44 states. It marks the largest single federal investment in the electrical grid in the history of the U.S.

Impact of farming on climate crisis will be a key topic at this year’s United Nations Climate Conference (COP28)

By Fiona Harvey (The Guardian)

A third of the world’s food production is at risk from the climate crisis, but at the same time our food systems are one of the key contributors to climate breakdown.

Solar+food in ethanol fields could fully power the United States

By John Fitzgerald Weaver (pv magazine)

Converting the nation’s 40 million acres of ethanol corn farms into solar-plus-food facilities would generate 1.5 times our nation’s electricity needs, while also powering a 100% electrified passenger vehicle fleet.

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