Climate Clips: 19 football fields of green energy: Catholic University to open DC’s largest solar array

In an attempt to create more clean energy, Catholic University will open the largest solar array in D.C. next March.

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Md. Health Officers: Climate Change Could Create the ‘Next Pandemic,’ Urge Local Officials to Prep Now
Maryland Matters
The COVID-19 pandemic brought the challenges of public health and the transmission of infectious diseases to the forefront of Maryland policy over the last few years. Now, local health officials say that rising temperatures and other symptoms of climate change may usher in the “next pandemic.”

The Winners and Losers of a Changing Potomac River
The Bay Journal
If we want to understand how a changing climate is impacting the Potomac River, researchers think we should look to the people, the drinking water supply — and the fish.

Virginia Local Governments Will Now Have to Plan for Water Supply Regionally
Virginia Mercury
Virginia’s State Water Control Board amended regulations that will require local governments in the same river basin to work together in crafting plans for water supply and use.

Centers of Controversy: Is There Enough Energy for Md. to Meet its Tech Ambitions?
Maryland Matters
Northern Virginia is home to almost 300 data centers, the highest concentration of these facilities in the world. But Maryland is looking to get in on the action, and the push to make the state a major hub for data centers is a top priority.

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Renewables and EVs are Soaring. It’s Still Not Enough.
Washington Post
The last year has been filled with energy news that seems hopeful. The world has now installed more than 1 terawatt of solar panel capacity — enough to power the entire European Union. Purchases of electric vehicles have been surging: Over 1 million vehicles have been sold in the United States this year, with an estimated 14 million sold worldwide. And, looking at the rapid growth in wind, batteries, and technologies such as heat pumps, you could be excused for thinking that the fight against climate change might be going … well.

Airlines Have a Big Climate Problem, and It’s Not Just CO2 Emissions
Canary Media
A Virgin Atlantic flight from London to New York City grabbed the world’s attention last week when it successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean without burning fossil fuels — a first for a major airline. But proving that planes can safely fly on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel wasn’t the only purpose of the November 28 trip.

High-Speed Rail Projects Get a $6 Billion Infusion of Federal Infrastructure Money
The Biden administration pledged more than $6 billion in federal funding for high-speed rail, aiming to close the gap between the U.S. and other developed nations when it comes to fast and reliable passenger service.

In a Historic First, a US Offshore Wind Farm Delivers Power to the Grid
The first operational wind turbine at South Fork Wind sent clean power to Long Island today. The project has completed the installation of two turbines around 35 miles off Montauk, with all 12 SG 11-200 DD Siemens Gamesa turbines expected to be installed by early 2024.

HUD Announces New Building Decarbonization Efforts At COP28
Smart Cities Dive
As the U.S. pledges to make near-zero-emissions buildings the “new normal” by 2030, the housing agency is teaming up with other cabinet departments to access the best available data and research.