Oregon On Verge Of Requiring 100% Clean Electricity By 2040

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 06:21:35 +0000

Electric grids do not change overnight. Power plants and other infrastructure are multi-decade investments, and it’s rare to retire them early. So, it’s a bit painful to watch how slowly they have been getting cleaned up. Even with the majority of new power plants being renewable energy power plants, the percentage of electricity coming from […]

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California, Texas, & Florida Had Large Small-Scale Solar Capacity Increases In 2020

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 02:32:35 +0000

As of December 2020, the states with the most small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity were California (10.6 gigawatts (GW)), New Jersey (1.9 GW), and Massachusetts (1.8 GW). Of the 4.5 GW of small-scale solar capacity added in the United States in 2020, California accounted for 31%, the largest share by far. Although Texas and Florida […]

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Hours Before Inauguration, Clean Power Got A Clean Slate From Federal Court

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 18:36:37 +0000

The EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy rule has bitten the dust thanks to the DC Circuit Court, clearing the way for Clean Power Plan

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My Dream Electric Car

Credit to Author: George Harvey| Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 19:15:00 +0000

A lot of people are not able afford today’s EVs, even used. If we are to get rid of the old, polluting cars around us, we need a new class of car for them

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New Jersey’s Plan To Cut Global Warming Emissions 80% By 2050

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:01:17 +0000

As I wrote earlier today, New Jersey has a legal requirement to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050, based on 2006 levels

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Rocky Mountain Institute Launches New Climate Tech Accelerator

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 23:54:40 +0000

Faced with the rising urgency of the climate crisis, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and New Energy Nexus are proud to announce the launch of a new joint venture called Third Derivative (or D3, for short) — built to accelerate the rate of climate innovation. This program works with startups from around the world to connect them with the resources needed to commercialize and scale more rapidly than ever before

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The 16 Solar & Storage Projects Hawaii Just Ordered

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 02:26:05 +0000

I recently highlighted a couple of big solar + storage projects that were given the go-ahead in Hawaii. Then I found out that these are two of 16 solar and energy storage projects just approved for development in the state

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India Proposes Mandatory Procurement of Hydro Electricity

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Mon, 04 May 2020 18:25:09 +0000

India x CleanTechAfter re-classification of hydro power as a renewable energy technology, the Indian government is planning to mandate procurement from hydro power projects

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City of Houston Surprises: 100% Renewable Electricity — $65 Million in Savings in 7 Years

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 02 May 2020 07:48:14 +0000

The City is Estimated to See a $9.3 Million Reduction in its Annual Electricity Bill and an Estimated Total Savings of $65 Million Over 7 Years

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Celebrating 100: A Spotlight On 6 Leaders Of 100% Renewable Cities — Episode 100 Of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:15:20 +0000

This week marks a milestone for the Local Energy Rules podcast: 100 episodes. Although the times are grim and uncertain, we hope you take refuge in these visions of a cleaner, more equitable future. For our 100th episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, we compiled a highlight reel from the Voices of 100% series. This episode celebrates five cities that are working toward our vision: community-driven, equitable, 100% renewable energy economies. As the movement grows, there will only be more voices to share

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