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
At the center of the Green New Deal, one ambitious call for action on climate change riled even environmentalists: transitioning the US entirely to renewable energy by 2030. Critics of the Green New Deal immediately pointed to this target as unrealistic. Despite numerous federal incentive programs, solar and wind have only increased … [Read more...] about A Decade-Old Renewable Energy Plan Could Provide A Roadmap For The Green New Deal
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?