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Another Two U.S. Cities Establish 100% Renewables Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

A total of 25 U.S. cities have now committed to fully transition to renewable energy, following city council votes on Tuesday establishing 100% renewable energy goals in Madison, Wis., and Abita Springs, La., according to the Sierra Club. Madison and [Read More]

How To Decarbonize The Energy Sector: Significantly Ramp Up Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

By expanding renewable energy and improving energy efficiency, energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions globally could be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased out by 2060, according to new findings from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s “Perspectives for [Read More]

PG&E Goes Big On Renewable Resources

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

Nearly 70% of the electricity Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) delivered to its customers in 2016 came from greenhouse-gas-free resources, the San Francisco-based company has announced. For renewable resources in particular – including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydroelectric [Read More]

Geronimo Offers Renewables Purchasing Program With Shorter Contracts

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Geronimo Energy LLC, a renewables developer based out of Minneapolis, has introduced a new renewable energy purchasing solution, dubbed the Renewable Energy Project Units (REP-Units) program. According to the company, REP-Units are suited for commercial electricity customers who are looking [Read More]

Jaguar Land Rover Commits To 100% Renewables Via EDF Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Under a new agreement with EDF Energy, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC, which touts itself as the U.K.’s largest car manufacturer, is buying all of its electricity from renewable sources until March 2020. Jaguar Land Rover says its electricity supply [Read More]

Corporate Purchasers vs. State Mandates: What Will Drive Renewables Demand?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

New market entrants, including corporate purchasers, are now primary drivers of renewable energy demand in the U.S., says a new Moody’s report.

Wind, Solar & Other Groups To Congress: Expand U.S. Electrical Infrastructure

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers is calling on Congress to streamline the expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure, as well as include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation. [Read More]

West Coast Utility Regulators Renew Vows For Carbon Reduction, Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

This week, utility regulators from the West Coast reaffirmed a commitment made in 2006 to support efforts to reduce carbon pollution and expand the development of low-carbon technologies in the energy industry. Chair David Danner of the Washington Utilities and [Read More]

100% Renewables? Look To Colleges And Universities To Lead The Way

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

America’s colleges and universities are in a good position to lead the country’s eventual transition to 100% renewable energy, according to a new report from the Environment America Research & Policy Center. The report, “Renewable Energy 100: The Course to [Read More]

Scottish Renewables Consultancy Sets Up Shop In Alberta

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

Green Cat Renewables (GCR), a renewable energy consultancy with bases in Scotland, is expanding into North America by launching an office in Calgary, Alberta. Starting next month, Green Cat Renewables Canada Corp. will provide development support and consultancy services for [Read More]