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

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