YOU SHOULD KNOW…

Posted by on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 @ 15:04 PM

There are six ways the U.S. plans to implement climate-ready infrastructure that include curbing methane, upgrading energy infrastructure and modernizing the electric grid. (Think Progress) 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The offshore wind industry today is in its infancy in the U.S., but once Deepwater Wind's project gets built, that will be an important inflection point," said Kit Kennedy, a renewable energy expert at the National Resources Defense Council.

WHAT’S TRENDING

Punt on infrastructure – Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said this week he would accept a temporary extension of infrastructure funding that runs out at the end of May, but only if they get right to work on a long-term solution. Meanwhile, House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Schuster expects funding levels to remain flat. (The Hill)

UN & the Vatican – The UN and the Vatican have joined forces to press their case for ambitiousclimate action in advance of Paris climate talks later this year. (AP)

Moving Water – For now the Hoover Dam is moving water, meaning it’s making electricity. Aswater levels drop in the region though, experts express concern about the ability to generate electricity if the drought continues. (The Guardian)

Secret science - A Senate committee voted in favor of preventing the EPA from using scientific studies unless the detailed results are posted publicly online. (The Hill)

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