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  • [New] Working with EPA, the owners and managers of ENERGY STAR certified buildings are taking concrete actions that will reduce emissions, save on their energy bills, and help protect their cities for the future. Facility Executive Magazine
  • [New] Australia has a new Labor government and a significant climate-focused cross bench, and it might just mark the beginning of the end of an almost decade-long grip the fossil fuel industry has held over national climate change and energy policy. reneweconomy
  • [New] As part of essential repair work to the library roof, Auckland Council took the opportunity to install plants as an alternative top layer to the usual stone ballast. OurAuckland
  • [New] Singaporeans should welcome the Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) assessment that there will be more than 9,400 new jobs on offer in the financial sector in 2022, with about a third of them in technology. The Straits Times
  • [New] Labor groups in the United States are already skeptical of any broad new commitments, including digital provisions that could lead to more outsourcing in fields like medicine and other service industries. The New York Times
  • [New] The new Australian government is presented with an enormous opportunity to unlock billions of dollars of investment in new jobs and industries that will address climate change. Investor Group on Climate Change
  • [New] Support for LGBTQ people has grown over the past decade in America, and many people believe that LGBTQ people deserve a legal right to marry, receive equal job opportunities and adopt children. Tampa Bay Times
  • [New] Hyundai Announces Electric Vehicle Plant in Georgia: Hyundai Motor Group has confirmed plans to spend $5.5 billion to build an electric vehicle and battery manufacturing plant near Savannah, Georgia, that could employ up to 8,100 workers. Inside Climate News
  • [New] One of the fundamental questions that emerges from the election of Anthony Albanese's Labor government is whether Australia will put behind it a decade and a half of instability in the prime ministership. The Conversation
  • [New] The recent election of a Labor government in Australia presents both challenges and opportunities for the West Papua solidarity movement. Green Left
  • [New] A windfall tax would risk destabilising a UK industry that supports 200,000 jobs and which has been planning £200 billion of energy investments by 2030. Offshore Energies UK (OEUK)
  • [New] The AMRF will create new high-paying jobs of the future in Western Sydney by making Bradfield City Centre the national capital of advanced manufacturing bringing industry and universities together. Liverpool City Champion
  • [New] In a nutshell, the Australian Labor Party plans to create jobs, cut power bills, and reduce emissions by 43% by 2030 - which will become Australia's target under the Paris Agreement, keeping us on track for net zero by 2050. CleanTechnica
  • [New] Samsung employs about 20,000 people in the United States and work is under way to build a new semiconductor plant in Texas, scheduled to open in 2024. Digital Journal
  • [New] The 80,000 new jobs would be created primarily in core businesses including semiconductors and biopharmaceuticals through 2026. Digital Journal
  • [New] Labor's proposed reform of the regulatory investment test for transmission is a significant opportunity to remove the blockages holding back the ISP by addressing the challenges in the RIT-T and accelerating the infrastructure that Australia needs. reneweconomy
  • [New] The global recognition of the need to shift to renewable energy has come with the additional recognition of the large number of new industries and jobs that will be created. The Mail & Guardian
  • [New] Inflation fuelled by extra Budget spending could help create an exodus of Waikato workers to Australia and push up business costs generally, acting as a brake on regional development. Stuff

Last updated: 29 May 2022