Industries urge Nevada’s Governor to transform to a clean-energy economy

National business groups representing the geothermal, solar, and wind-power industries sent a letter to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval asking him to sign bill AB206, expanding the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40% renewable energy by 2030. “Our organizations represent thousands of leading renewable energy companies in the United States who have invested billions of dollars

NY Governor announces major climate & jobs initiative

Following the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the Clean Climate Careers initiative. The initiative is a multi-pronged strategy to grow New York’s emerging clean energy economy and prepare the workforce for the long-term careers associated with this industry. In partnership with the ILR School’s Worker Institute at

KCP&L to retire coal units and consider wind energy

Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) announced plans to retire six generating units at the company’s Montrose, Lake Road and Sibley Stations. These actions further the company’s commitment to a sustainable energy future and balanced generation portfolio. “When these power plants started operation more than 50 years ago, coal was the primary means of

California & New York reaffirm commitment to Clean Power Plan

With the recent announcement that the United States will begin to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. have issued the following statement reaffirming their ongoing commitment to exceed the targets of the Clean Power Plan and curb carbon pollution: “Dismantling the Clean Power Plan

Mayors set goal for 100% renewable energy in cities nationwide

U.S. Conference of Mayors Vice President Mayor Steve Benjamin along with his Mayors for 100% Clean Energy Co-Chairs introduced a landmark resolution to the U.S. Conference of Mayors that would formally establish support from the nation’s mayors for the goal of 100% renewable energy in cities nationwide. If approved, the measure would represent one of the

Xcel Energy expands renewable portfolio & reduces carbon emissions by 30%

Xcel Energy demonstrated its environmental leadership in 2016 by reducing carbon emissions 30% and expanding its renewable energy portfolio. The company recently released its Corporate Responsibility Report highlighting results Xcel Energy achieved as it transitions to cleaner energy sources and provides other benefits to the communities it serves, including industry-leading energy efficiency programs, economic development, and

WRISE award winners honored at WINDPOWER 2017

The winners of the Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (formerly WoWE) Awards were announced at the annual luncheon held at AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2017 this week in California. The awards put the spotlight on professionals at the pinnacle of the industry and on the up-and-coming next generation of leaders. All three winners provide examples

LEGO Group hits 100% renewable-energy target ahead of schedule

Since 2012, the LEGO Group has supported the development of more than 160 MW of renewable energy. The latest investment is a 25% stake in the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm off the coast of Liverpool, UK. The wind farm, which was recently began operations, will generate clean power for more than 230,000 British households. “We

Detroit’s DTE Energy plans to reduce carbon emissions by 80%

Detroit-based energy company, DTE Energy announced a broad sustainability initiative that will reduce the company’s carbon emissions by more than 80% by 2050. This reduction and 2050 timeframe align with the target scientists broadly have identified as necessary to help address climate change. “Over the past two years we have studied the engineering and economics of

How Virginia can meet its Clean Power Plan targets

Editor’s note: Virginia is taking steps to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, the World Resources Institute released a fact sheet that examines how the state can better use its existing policies and infrastructure to meet its emission standards under the Clean Power Plan. To learn more, download the fact sheet here. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has signed an executive