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Cities have a hand in the majority of the world’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and face mounting challenges with climate adaptation and resilience. They’re also discovering how to deliver the connected, safe, friendly, green neighbourhoods that can get the climate emergency under control—when they have the resources to do the job.

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California is using giant batteries to deploy solar energy even after sunset, boosting grid stability and evening out demand spikes while reducing its reliance on fossil fuels.Even as gas continues to be the “backbone” of the state’s energy system, Governor Gavin Newsom announced last month that the state has just over 10 gigawatts of battery capacity, enough to meet roughly 20% of its peak electricity demand. That’s 13 times the capacity available in California five years ago.#Battery capacity across the U.S. is still expected to nearly double again this year. Much of that growth will be in Texas and Arizona in addition to #California, but the driving forces differ between states. #SolarPowerRead here👉 loom.ly/n_aeezw ... See MoreSee Less
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#Alberta Wildfire declared the danger level in the community extreme Wednesday evening and reported that #FortMcMurray was dealing with two separate fires. The new one covers just 1 hectare, but is located just 3 km north of town.#wildfiresRead here👉 loom.ly/V_nGiZ0 ... See MoreSee Less
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"The urgent need for the world, including Canada, to decarbonize our energy systems and Indigenous reconciliation are one and the same," writes @fnmpc.

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#Battery capacity across the U.S. is still expected to nearly double again this year. Much of that growth will be in Texas and Arizona in addition to #California, but the driving forces differ between states.

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The greatest barrier to new energy sources isn’t intermittency. It’s short-termism, and #utilities are among the biggest sources, writes Brown University student and Sunrise Movement volunteer Eva Kappas, for @ClimateandCap

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