Climate News Roundup: October 2-8

Posted by in # Weekly News Roundup on October 6, 2017

Top News: Local, National, Global

Energy Star: California continues to lead the U.S. in energy efficiency, ranking second on the 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Can’t Go Back: A federal judge ruled that the Interior Department must reinstate a methane rule to restrict methane emissions on federal lands (AP).

Sun Rising: A new report shows solar power doubled in 2016 (Think Progress).

On Board: A new study shows a majority of Americans favor climate action.

Bumpy Ride Ahead: New research shows that air turbulence is projected to increase as a result of climate change (CNBC).

Gas-Free Roads?: A statewide ban on diesel cars is being considered in California (Sacramento Bee).

Divine Divestments: A coalition of Catholic groups is divesting from fossil fuels in a show of support for climate action (The Guardian).

Reading List: Commentaries, Features, Longreads

“Can Hollywood Movies About Climate Change Make a Difference?” (Melena Ryzik, New York Times)

“Less than 1% of EPA administrator’s meetings are with environmental groups” (Miranda Green and Aaron Kessler, CNN)

“It is fossil fuels, not renewable energy, most supported by US public policy” (David Roberts, Vox)

“Why the 97% climate consensus is important” (Dana Nuccitelli et al., The Guardian)

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