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new york city’s mayor, bill de blasio, speaks inside trump tower about the green new deal

New York aims to fight climate change by creating green union jobs

Giving this plan a vital boost, New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has announced plans to have the state’s energy authority invest billions of dollars to build hundreds of offshore wind turbines. For Cuomo, this plan is key to New York state’s ambitious mandate to obtain 70% of its energy from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, by 2030.

engineers work on a wind turbine at the theppana wind farm in chaiyaphum province, thailand

IEA: Low-carbon spending must ‘more than double’ to meet climate goals

Investment in low-carbon energy sources, such as wind, solar and nuclear, must more than double by 2030 if the world is to meet its Paris Agreement climate goals, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

london array windfarm

Analysis: Half of UK’s electricity to be renewable by 2025

This marks a significant increase on earlier projections, which as recently as 2016 saw renewables meeting less than a third of demand in 2025. At the same time, there are further cuts to the outlook for gas-fired electricity generation, which is now set to drop by two-fifths over the next six years.

atlassian’s mike cannon-brookes says the australian tech company will become 100% renewable by 2025

Coalition ‘tying themselves in knots’ on electric vehicles, Mike Cannon-Brookes says

Mike Cannon-Brookes says the Coalition has tied itself in knots over Labor’s electric vehicles policy and that the 50% target for electric vehicle sales by 2030 is “very achievable” and not ambitious.

peng liyuan, xi jinping, emmanuel and brigitte macron meet

China’s Xi backs climate-friendly finance on Europe tour

Xi and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron promised to “resolutely defend” the UN system, implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and mobilise finance to meet its goals. That contrasts with the US administration’s rejection of the Paris deal under Donald Trump.

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