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?
Comparing various 100% renewable energy commitments, one interesting aspect is how much time cities, states, universities, and countries are giving themselves to reach this goal. While most entities have until 2045 to 2050 to go 100% renewable, Washington, D.C. has taken a bold move and fully committed itself by the year 2032. The District … [Read more...] about Lucky Number 13 How D.C. Plans To Go 100 Percent Renewable In 13 Years
Maybe it’s the rampant wildfires, droughts, and floods. Maybe it’s the feeling you get while driving past those iconic wind farms on the highways leading out to the desert. Or maybe it’s all those tech geeks trying to solve the world’s problems in Silicon Valley. Whatever it is, California always seems to be one step ahead of the curve when it … [Read more...] about Ahead Of The Curve And Closer To Its Goal: California Requires All New Homes to Have Solar