Only 20% of US Cities Are On Track to Meet Renewable Energy Goals

Only 20% of US Cities Are On Track to Meet Renewable Energy Goals

In absence of federal action on climate change, 2019 became the year that cities and states stepped up to make sub-national pledges to fight climate change. As the World Resources Institute (WRI) explained, these initiatives ranged from state legislation mandating cleaner electricity sources to city policies encouraging all-electric buildings. More than 100 U.S. cities made […]

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Feds Propose to Spend Billions to Build Walls To Shore Up Miami From Sea Level Rise

Feds Propose to Spend Billions to Build Walls To Shore Up Miami From Sea Level Rise

Just as Tropical Storm Cristobal prepared to make landfall in Louisiana, the Army Corps of Engineers (COE) released a plan on Saturday to spend nearly $5B to build miles of sea walls around parts of Miami that are vulnerable to storm surge and sea-level rise, local media there reported.

Why This Matters:  Similar studies by the Army Corps are going on all over the country — New York City, Norfolk, Virginia, and in the Florida Keys.  The feds abruptly pulled in February the COE’s plans for a sea wall for New York City without comment.

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