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It covers Buildings, Climate, Pipelines, Offshore Wind, Solar, Grid, Utilities, and Electric Vehicles.  Examples from the Dec. 20th newsletter:

BUILDINGS: 

New York’s climate council votes in favor of a final scoping plan that includes phasing in electric or non-combustion heat pumps and systems in new homes by 2025, but building code amendments are needed. (Syracuse.com)

CLIMATE:
• The New York climate council’s final scoping plan also lays a blueprint for transitioning to a climate-neutral economy, calling for slashing greenhouse gas emissions and expanding clean energy and zero-emissions electricity. (The City)
• Massachusetts’ governor elect wants to bolster the state’s climate tech sector with major government investments and plans to make a top U.S. EPA official the state’s first climate chief. (Boston Globe, WBUR/State House News Service)
• New England’s consistent snowfalls have been replaced by heavier, sporadic storms, threatening the region’s economy. (Providence Journal)
• New York City creates a map that includes details about each tree in the city, a publication that helps underscore the plants’ climate mitigation potential. (Smart Cities)
• Maryland environmental officials face a lawsuit brought by local environmental nonprofits that say the state’s industrial stormwater permit doesn’t address increased rainfall from climate change. (Baltimore Sun)

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