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Climate Change News Digest for 5/31/23

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 New Climate Law Is Working. Clean Energy Investments Are Soaring. By Brian Deese (New York Times) Nine months since the Inflation Reduction Act was passed in Congress, the private sector has mobilized well beyond our initial expectations to generate clean energy, build battery factories and develop other technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Students and Faculty at Ohio State Respond to a Bill That Would Restrict College Discussions of Climate Policies By Dan Gearino (Inside Climate News) The bill is an example of a national trend of Republican-led states seeking to rein in what they see as runaway liberal politics in higher education—a sentiment that threatens to undermine the rigor and accuracy of teaching about arguably the greatest threat to the environment and economy. Climate Shocks Are Making Parts of America Uninsurable. It Just Got Worse. By Christopher Flavelle, Jill Cowan and Ivan Penn (New York Times) The largest insurer in California said it would stop offering new coverage. It’s part of a broader trend of companies pulling back from dangerous areas. Jobs created by net-zero transition will ‘offset’ fossil-fuel job losses in Republican US states By Josh Gabbatiss (Carbon Brief) Republican strongholds, such as Texas, Wyoming and Oklahoma, stand to gain hundreds of thousands of jobs in the clean-energy sector as the US moves to a net-zero economy, a new study concludes. The power transmission compromise that could unlock energy permitting deal By Josh Siegel (Politico) The proposal would be based on legislation that would require regions around the country to be able to transfer electricity between their power networks during times of stress on the grid. 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.

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