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Inflation Reduction Act signals consumer-owned power will be ‘driving force’ in climate fight (Maine Beacon) - “The IRA’s public power incentives may reduce emissions by 360 million metric tons by 2030, The American Prospect reported. That accounts for about 37% of the IRA’s total estimated emission cuts.”
A Global Push for More ‘15-Minute Cities’ (Bloomberg) - “The 15-minute city framework emphasizes bringing the essentials of daily life — work, entertainment, schools and green space — within a short walk or bicycle ride from home, reducing vehicle use and dramatically cutting carbon and pollution emissions.” We seriously need more of these!
Good climate news
Government plans to put solar panels on every school in Ireland - Schools can expect to save up to to save up to €3,000 a year
Denmark to pay for ‘loss and damage’ from climate change - Calling this good news may seem cruel, but other countries are likely going to have to as well! Denmark will direct about $13 million to assist vulnerable countries that have suffered “loss and damage” from climate change — the first time in U.N. history a wealthy member state has pledged compensation for the consequences of emissions in the developing world.” Belgium has also pledged - about 1 million euros - to the climate damage fund.
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