Climate Clips: DCSEU Program Connects Job Seekers to Green Industry

By providing fully paid training, the DCSEU workforce development program lowers the barriers to entry that prevent many people from getting started in the green sector.

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Zero-Emission Bus Fleet Transition Accelerated by Washington, DC, Transit Agency
Smart Cities Dive
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority last week outlined a plan to speed up its transition to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2042, three years sooner than previously planned.

State Delays Flood Resiliency Grant Manual to Pursue Federal Funds
Virginia Mercury
The state agency that oversees the doling out of millions of dollars in state funds for flood resiliency projects is delaying the release of new guidelines to apply for the funds in order to seek federal funding from a new program.

Maryland Announces Goals For Massive Offshore Wind Power Increase
Maryland Governor Wes Moore on Wednesday announced goals to more than quadruple the state’s offshore wind capacity to 8.5 gigawatts – enough to power nearly three million homes – as part of an effort by the state to achieve 100% clean energy by 2035.

Datacenter Companies Continue Renewable Buying Spree, Surpassing 40 GW in US
S&P Global
Boasting an unrivaled combination of aggressive green energy commitments and massive energy demand, the data center industry continues to pace the corporate renewables market. US wind and solar capacity contracted to data center providers and customers jumped over 50% in this update to 40 GW — two-thirds of the total US corporate renewables market.

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The DOE Doubles its SolSmart Program, With an Aim to Boost Local Solar
Canary Media
Here’s how hundreds of communities across the U.S. are tapping SolSmart to help streamline permitting and zoning and expand access to solar power.

4 Things to Know About Treasury’s Guidance on EV Credits
Washington Post
Tomorrow, the Treasury Department will issue long-awaited guidance on which electric vehicles qualify for the tax credits in last year’s landmark climate law, known as the Inflation Reduction Act.

How Biden’s Environmental Justice Plan is Changing DOE
E&E News
More than two years after calling for a huge infusion of federal cash for environmental justice, President Joe Biden’s pledge is facing a critical test at the Department of Energy.

DOE Releases Strategy to Reach 30 GW Offshore Wind By 2030, Aiming to Cut Costs 30%, to $51/MWh
Utility Dive
The Department of Energy on Wednesday released its Offshore Wind Energy Strategy, outlining goals of deploying 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030 while cutting megawatt-hour costs by a third. Additional goals include reaching 15 GW of floating offshore wind deployed by 2035 and 110 GW total deployed by 2050.

The US Leads the World in Weather Catastrophes. Here’s Why
The United States is Earth’s punching bag for nasty weather. Blame geography for the U.S. getting hit by stronger, costlier, more varied, and frequent extreme weather than anywhere on the planet, several experts said.