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August 27, 2019

Top Story

Trump skips climate meeting, touts his environmental record

By Scott Waldman, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-08-27 04:31:17

President Trump skipped a meeting on climate change today at the Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France. After telling reporters he was going to attend the climate session, Trump opted out because of “scheduled meetings and bilaterals with Germany and India, so a senior member of the Administration attended in his stead,” spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.
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Policy & Politics

Vineyard Wind vies for second offshore contract in Mass.

By Heather Richards, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-08-27 04:31:44

Even though the Interior Department is holding its current offshore wind project in limbo, Vineyard Wind submitted proposals Friday for a second contract from Massachusetts. The Trump administration recently delayed Vineyard’s 800-megawatt offshore wind farm off Martha’s Vineyard to launch a fishing study for the Eastern Seaboard. Of a slew of offshore wind plans in the works, Vineyard’s project — an answer to Massachusetts’ first call for offshore wind procurement — was the closest to permitting completion prior to the Trump delay. [ read more … ]

Bay State Wind submits second proposal for wind farm in Martha’s Vineyard

By Douglas Hook, Mass Live  •    •  Posted 2019-08-27 04:32:01

Bay State Wind, a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource, has submitted a proposal for offshore wind energy generation in Martha’s Vineyard. The proposal was submitted on Aug. 23 in response to the commonwealth’s second Request for Proposals. [ read more … ]

Electric-Vehicle Shift Will Keep a Lid on Oil Prices

By Lauren Silva Laughlin, Wall Street Journal  •    •  Posted 2019-08-27 04:32:19

German auto supplier Continental said recently that it would cut investment in conventional engine parts because of a faster-than-expected fall in demand. New data also shows diesel car sales in Norway are declining rapidly in favor of electric vehicles. Continental largely focuses on fuel injectors and pumps used for gasoline and diesel engines that have been at the heart of the auto industry for over a century. The company is cutting investment in parts for these conventional engines, turning its attention to electric vehicles instead.
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Why climate change is so hard to tackle: Our stubborn energy system

By Amy Harder, Axios  •    •  Posted 2019-08-27 04:32:35

To adequately address climate change on the level scientists say we must, the world would need to slash its use of oil, natural gas and coal within 30 years, a Herculean task given our deep dependence. [ read more … ]



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