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  • Former New York City mayor and Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg released a climate platform that would seek to replace the power from the United States’ 251 operating coal plants with clean energy and end new gas plant construction in order to reach 80 percent clean electricity by 2028. The candidate’s plan builds off Beyond Coal and Beyond Carbon, campaigns that Bloomberg helped financed, with the new goal of closing U.S. coal plants by 2030. (Washington Examiner)
  • Discussions between climate negotiators at the United Nations meeting in Madrid were set to run into the night, with talks continuing both over international carbon markets and aid for less wealthy countries to adapt to climate change. Some representatives, including from the European Union, would rather not finalize carbon market regulations if those rules would weaken countries’ efforts to reduce emissions. (The Associated Press)
  • North Dakota oil and gas production levels both rose in October, according to the state Department of Mineral Resources. The agency said the state’s oil production grew by 5 percent that month, surpassing 1.5 million barrels per day for the first time. (Star Tribune)

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