Climate Clips: Charge Up Fairfax engages with electric vehicle drivers

Two years after Virginia passed Right-to-Charge legislation for owners of electric vehicles, challenges remain for various residents, including those utilizing common access parking, living in multi-family buildings, or living under strict homeowner’s association (HOA) regulation.

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Here’s why some parts of the state are being left out of a new program to enable residents to take advantage of less expensive energy – and what the General Assembly might do about it.

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Fed Up Young Climate Activists: ‘Adults Aren’t Listening’
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Yale Climate Connections
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In Final Week of COP27 Climate Talks, Success Hinges on ‘Loss and Damage’
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Biden Says U.S. Will Rise to the Global Challenge of Climate Change
In a speech at global climate negotiations in Egypt, President Joe Biden said the United States is following through on promises to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, and worked to buoy the image of the U.S. as a global leader against climate change.

More Lower-Income US Households Are Adopting Solar
Canary Media
Home solar isn’t just for high rollers. A November report by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that even though it’s mostly wealthy customers who put solar on their roofs, households with low and moderate incomes are taking an increasing share of the market.

US Renewables, Storage Sectors Set to Avoid Tougher Building Standards That Industry Said Could Kill Projects
Utility Dive
Solar Energy Industries Association solar and storage building code proposals won initial International Code Council approval. The International Code Council’s members have tentatively approved two Solar Energy Industries Association proposals that designate solar, storage and wind projects as Risk Category II infrastructure.

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Canary Media
It takes more than money to retool dirty energy infrastructure to be clean. Can utilities, regulators and communities agree on how to spend it?