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  • [New] Expecting high standards for public and low-income housing is paramount, and it's unacceptable that the US houses people in dangerous conditions. / Vox
  • [New] The White House includes funding for transitioning rural co-ops to clean energy in its American Jobs Plan, and additional proposals outline incentives that would be available to co-ops for each kW of coal that they replace with clean energy. / Rocky Mountain Institute
  • [New] Democrats in Congress are pushing a separate $3.5 trillion budget resolution that would include more clean energy and climate funding and could pass without any Republican votes under Senate rules. / Smart Cities Dive
  • [New] To ensure autistic people, as well as disabled and older people, have better access to supported housing, we have committed that 10% of the homes built via the £11.5 billion new Affordable Homes Programme will be supported housing by 2026. / UK Government
  • [New] The United States will use a military base in Virginia to temporarily house Afghan interpreters fleeing their home country due to the withdrawal of US forces after 20 years of war. / FDD
  • [New] Inflation creates the conditions that could see claims creeping for longer as well, given the impact to availability of construction teams and labour in the very active housing market in the United States. / - The Catastrophe Bond, Insurance Linked Securities & Investment, Reinsurance Capital, Alternative Risk Transfer and Weather Risk Management site
  • [New] The White House has declared with a high degree of confidence that hackers linked to China's Ministry of State Security (MSS) were responsible for a digital espionage campaign using the Exchange vulnerabilities. /
  • [New] Coal mining and coal ash could provide the United States with critical minerals, but the Biden White House has an aversion to coal and investment and research in its processing would be needed. / IER
  • [New] The Biden White House is promoting a transition to electric vehicles, but that risks subjecting the U.S. to the whims of the Chinese government. / IER
  • [New] As the world's current population of 8 billion continues to grow to over 10 billion by 2060, the housing supply will need to also accommodate the new population it is estimated that the equivalent of one NYC must be built every month for the next 40 years. /
  • [New] The Sunbelt states could continue to see heightened lumber prices as people move to the region from other parts of the US and drive up demand for housing. /
  • [New] In the UK, housing is generally more secure and spacious, with higher standards of living expected particularly for the upper - and middle-classes. / israeli-settler-colonial-quandaries-after-operation-guardian-of-the-walls
  • [New] The potential threat of being surrounded by U.S.-controlled INF range weapons could result in China re-thinking its opposition to entering into New START negotiations with the United States and Russia. / The Diplomat
  • [New] The role of non-bank financial institutions in the housing market has expanded considerably, while housing supply overall in Ireland has recovered more slowly than many people expected. / BIS
  • [New] Upzonings will improve housing affordability, pointing to recent studies (including one in New York and another in 11 cities) that have found that new market-rate development does not trigger increases in surrounding housing costs. / Brookings
  • [New] Kenyan banks will lend for construction of homes built only with bricks and mortar, not wood, a policy that rules out most traditional housing. / International Finance Corporation
  • [New] The retail lenders that work with KMRC will be required to offer long-term mortgages of up to 20 years, compared to the Kenyan market's current average of 8.6 years, and at fixed rates generally below 10%, compared to as high as 15% at present. / International Finance Corporation
  • [New] The quantum computer housed at Ehingen has a computing power of 27 qubits, but IBM plans to develop a quantum computer over the next two years with a computing power of 1,000 qubits. /
  • [New] The strategic tensions between the United States and China are now bipartisan and a feature of American domestic politics that will span successive administrations, as evidenced by the rapid passing this month by the House and Senate of the U.S. / iPolitics
  • $1.6 billion for long term housing, and an additional $100 million for crisis and transitional housing options for women and children fleeing domestic and family violence, and older women on low incomes who are at risk of homelessness. / Australian Labour Party
  • The heat and buildings strategy is expected to address the stubborn problem of moving people away from gas boilers and on to heat pumps, and insulating the UK's draughty housing stock. / The Guardian

Last updated: 24 July 2021