Climate Change News Digest for 3/1/23
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.
The U.S. Has Billions for Wind and Solar Projects. Good Luck Plugging Them In.
By Brad Plumer (New York Times)
The energy transition poised for takeoff in the United States amid record investment in wind, solar and other low-carbon technologies is facing a serious obstacle: The volume of projects has overwhelmed the nation’s antiquated systems to connect new sources of electricity to homes and businesses.
The world’s top 1% of emitters produce over 1000 times more CO2 than the bottom 1%
By Laura Cozzi, Olivia Chen, Hyeji Kim (International Energy Agency)
CO2 emissions are highly unequal across income groups and regions. In 2021, the average North American emitted 11 times more energy-related CO2 than the average African.
As Oil Companies Stay Lean, Workers Move to Renewable Energy
By Clifford Krauss (New York Times)
Solar, wind, geothermal, battery and other alternative-energy businesses are adding workers from fossil fuel companies, where employment has fallen.
The American climate migration has already begun
By Jake Bittle (The Guardian)
Last year, 3 million were displaced in the US. Millions more will follow – and neither they, the government or the housing market are ready
Republicans in the US ‘battery belt’ embrace Biden’s climate spending
By Oliver Milman (The Guardian)
Southern states led by Republicans did not vote for climate spending, but now embrace clean energy dollars like never before.
About the Digest: Articles included here are selected from several organizations which consolidate climate change related news from many sources around the world. These organizations include Carbon Brief and Inside Climate News. Accessing the full articles from the links provided here may sometimes not be possible due to access restrictions of the originating publications.