Climate Clips: DC Water Issues Request for Interest in Wastewater Microgrid Project

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority has issued a microgrid RFI (request for interest) for the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington, D.C.

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Fairfax County Launching Electric Buses and Trucks Pilot Program
Fairfax County announced they will conduct a pilot use of electric buses and trucks. The pilot is made possible by a $4.4 million in state grant funding through The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Clean Air Communities Program.

Dominion’s Exit from Regional Capacity Market Raises Some Eyebrows — and Questions
Virginia Mercury
Citing a controversial federal order that made it difficult for renewables to compete against traditional fossil fuel power plants in regional electricity markets, Dominion Energy this spring withdrew all its Virginia resources from the regional capacity market run by PJM, which coordinates the electric grid in all or part of 13 states and Washington, D.C.

First Windfarm Project Expected To Be Built On Coast Of Maryland
13 WJZ
A big milestone for the very first wind farm project that’s set to be built just 13 miles off the coast of Ocean City Maryland.

Policymakers are Banking on Trees to Cut Carbon. Forest Experts Say Virginia Needs More Seedlings
Virginia Mercury
Policymakers and companies both nationwide and in Virginia are banking on trees as a vital component of achieving net-zero emissions. Forests, with their carbon sequestration possibilities, are one of the most powerful ways officials have to offset the carbon that will continue to be pumped out as fossil fuels…

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Dutch Court Gives Shell Nine Years to Cut Its Carbon Emissions by 45 Percent from 2019 Levels
Inside Climate News
In a landmark ruling being hailed by climate activists as “game-changing,” a Dutch court on Wednesday ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by 45 percent from 2019 levels by 2030.

ExxonMobil Shareholders to Company: We Want a Different Approach to Climate Change
Inside Climate News
ExxonMobil has spent the last six months locked in a battle for its future, ever since a small investment firm launched a long-shot bid to reshape the company’s board of directors and steer the oil giant on a more climate-friendly path.

Solar Panel Use Heats Up as Installation Costs Fall
The Washington Post
Solar power seems like a natural fit in California, known for its sunny skies and liberal policies on environmental issues. In 2020, California became the first state to mandate that all newly built homes, with a few exceptions, must include a rooftop solar system.

Rising Global Temperatures ‘Inexorably Closer’ to Climate Tipping Point – U.N.
There is now a 40% chance that global temperatures will temporarily reach 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in the next five years — and these odds are rising, a U.N. report said on Wednesday.