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

New Hampshire town commits to 100% renewables

The Town of Hanover, New Hampshire has voted to establish a goal of transitioning to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2050. The article approved at a town meeting earlier this week sets a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2030, and a 2050 goal of transitioning heating and transportation to run on clean, renewable sources

Better energy, greater prosperity, says report

Governments, investors, and businesses have the opportunity to halve global carbon emissions by 2040 while ensuring economic development and energy access for all, but they must act now to accelerate clean electrification, says a report from the Energy Transitions Commission.

New report: How Canada fairs in adoption of renewables

According to a new report released by the country’s National Energy Board (NEB), Canada generates a larger share of its electricity from renewable sources than most other developed economies in the world. The report, titled Canada’s Adoption of Renewable Power Sources, provides direct comparisons of how Canada ranks internationally for renewable power adoption. It also

NYSERDA announces $5.5 million to fund clean-energy awareness & education

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced $5.5 million is available through the Community Energy Engagement Program for qualified organizations to provide locally-based energy awareness and education services in communities through select community organizations across New York State. These ‘Community Energy Advisers’ will look for ways to increase adoption rates for clean

Atlanta commits to 100% renewables by 2035

Atlanta has become the 27th city in the country to commit to transition to 100% clean and renewable energy. The Atlanta City Council have unanimously approved a measure introduced by Councilman Kwanza Hall that establishes a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2035. The resolution also directs the Atlanta Office of Sustainability to develop a plan

PG&E kicks off 2017-2019 self-generation incentive program

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced the opening of the self-generation incentive program (SGIP) for 2017 through the end of 2019. During this timeframe, PG&E will administer more than $240 million in SGIP incentives to customers, offering financial incentives to help them install storage, renewables, and other energy technologies. Developed by the state legislature

U.S. Senators propose “100 by ’50 Act” — 100% clean energy by 2050

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), have introduced landmark climate legislation that would transition the United States to 100% clean and renewable energy by no later than 2050.  The “100 by ’50 Act” lays out a roadmap for a transition