Impact & Adaptation

The City of Boston / Sasaki
How Sea Level Rise, Coastal Flooding Threaten Boston’s Grid
In Boston and throughout the broader region, climate-fueled extreme weather events are already putting stress on essential energy infrastructure.
First Street Foundation
Floods Create Risk of ‘Climate Abandonment’ Across US
Over one-third of the country, including high-growth areas, faces population impacts, according to climate research nonprofit First Street Foundation.
United Nations
COP28 Leaders Divided on Role of Fossil Fuels in Energy Transition
Earth is living through its hottest year on record, and global efforts to curb human-generated greenhouse gas emissions driving those high temperatures are not keeping up with commitments to cut emissions.
Controlled Thermal Resources
Climate Resilience Takes Center Stage at NARUC

California PUC President Alice Reynolds set the tone for the theme of climate resilience at the group's annual meeting with a story about the history of the Salton Sea.

NCA5 / NOAA
White House Releases Climate Assessment, $6B for Resilience Projects
DOE is opening the second round of funding for its Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnership program, which will offer $3.9 billion from the IIJA for projects that will modernize the grid, increase capacity, and unlock renewable energy resources.
Shutterstock
Mass. Climate Chief Issues Wide-Ranging Recommendations

Those with vested interests in fossil-fuel-based systems continue to use political and economic power to stall action in the Commonwealth and around the world, Hoffer said.

Lim, Aklin and Frank in Nature Communications
Green Jobs are Growing Far from Fossil Fuel Workers
Green jobs may be growing, but the vast majority of fossil fuel extraction workers whose jobs are threatened by the energy transition will not fill them, according to a new paper.
United Nations
Calif. Governor: ‘Climate Crisis is a Fossil Fuel Crisis’
Saying that 'humanity has opened the gates of hell,' UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for an end to subsidies for fossil fuels worldwide and a phaseout of all coal-fired generation in well-off countries by 2030.
Office of Gov. Gavin Newsom
California, Australia Forge Climate Pact
Faced with similar threats from climate change, California and Australia have agreed to battle the climate crisis together.
Senate Budget Committee
Senate Committee Looks into Climate Change’s Grid Impacts
Climate change is already causing billions of dollars in economic costs and infrastructure damage, including the power grid, the Senate Budget Committee heard.

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