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New Michigan law requires homeowners associations to allow rooftop solar | Great Lakes Now

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New Michigan law requires homeowners associations to allow rooftop solar

By Izzy Ross, Interlochen Public Radio

This coverage is made possible through a partnership with IPR and Grist, a nonprofit independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future.

People who want to install solar panels on their roofs have to consider a lot: sunlight, cost, and coordinating with contractors and utilities.

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Denmark moves to tax farmers on livestock greenhouse gas production

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Danish government officials and Danish livestock farmers have reached agreement, judging by widespread reports, on details of a proposed tax on methane emissions from that nation’s ruminants.  Beginning in 2030, Danish farmers are to pay a tax of 300 kroner ($59.38 CAD) per ton of carbon dioxide equivalent, rising by 2035 to 750 kroner ($148.46), […]

Owen Sound Sun Times

Regional unemployment rate lowest since 2019

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The regional unemployment rate is at its lowest mark since late 2019 at 2.4 per cent. The unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region dipped by 0.6 per cent in June — the lowest since November 2019. Meanwhile, the provincial unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.9 and the federal rate rose 0.2 percentage points […]