When most people think of Nevada, images of Vegas’ glitz and glamour come to mind with all those bright lights and flashy casinos. Lots of fossil fuels go into powering Sin City, which is where much of the state’s population lives, but Nevada has been making big strides to reduce its carbon footprint The Nevada Senate unanimously passed Senate … [Read more...] about The Saudi Arabia of Solar Energy: How Nevada Is Offsetting All Those Bright Lights of Vegas
When you think about an ideal place to produce renewable energy in theory, it doesn’t get much more perfect than Africa. The continent receives plentiful sunshine for solar, has strong equatorial and coastal winds for windmills, hydropower resources are abundant, and geothermal power is promising in some countries too. Meanwhile, an estimated 600 … [Read more...] about The Politics and Probability of Achieving 100% Renewable Energy in Africa
From coast to coast and across America, at least 110 cities have publicly committed to reducing their impact on climate change. This is a huge step in the right direction, but there is still a whole lot more work to be done considering that there are over 20,000 U.S. communities classified as “cities” and thousands more small towns to embrace the … [Read more...] about Clean Mountain Air Missoula Becomes Montana’s First City to Commit to Renewable Energy
There’s a common misconception that 100% renewable energy goals are reserved for the coastal states, the blue states, and the ultra-progressive states. But watch out California and D.C., because the Southwest is stepping up to give its own renewable energy economy a much-needed boost. Deep in the heart of the American Southwest, New Mexico … [Read more...] about New Mexico Poised to Become The Next Big Renewable Energy Leader
Thus far, much of our coverage of the 100% renewable energy movement has focused on cities, states, and countries. However, top universities around the world are also striving to reach net-zero emissions with the power of the sun and wind. In Providence, Rhode Island, the prestigious Ivy League institution of Brown University launched two … [Read more...] about Little State, Big Power: Who’s Behind the Largest Solar Installation in Rhode Island?