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Significant Renewable Energy Growth in U.S. Very Soon, New Estimates Predict

Significant Renewable Energy Growth in U.S. Very Soon, New Estimates Predict

By Justin Mikulka After revising its three-year U.S. power forecast, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has predicted major declines for fossil fuels and nuclear power alongside strong growth in renewables by 2022, according to a review of the data by the SUN DAY Campaign, a pro-renewables research and education nonprofit. Battery cost forecast $87/kWh […]

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    Denver to Go 100 Percent Renewable by 2030

    Denver to Go 100 Percent Renewable by 2030

    Denver became the 73rd city in the U.S. to commit to 100 percent renewable energy when Mayor Michael Hancock announced the goal in his State of the City speech Monday, The Denver Post reported. The commitment is part of the city’s larger 80×50 Climate Action Plan unveiled by Hancock Tuesday, which seeks to reduce Denver’s […]

    World’s First Offshore Wind Battery Installed at Floating Farm

    World’s First Offshore Wind Battery Installed at Floating Farm

    A revolutionary battery has been successfully installed at the Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating offshore wind farm located about 15 miles off the Aberdeenshire coast. With the 1.2-megawatt storage system known as “Batwind” in operation, it will be possible for the first time to store energy produced from an offshore wind farm, developers Masdar […]

    It’s Official: Solar Energy Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

    It’s Official: Solar Energy Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

    Renewable energy has reached an important milestone. The World Economic Forum (WEF) has determined that in many parts of the world, solar energy is now the same price or even cheaper than fossil fuels for the first time. In a handbook released this month, the WEF observed how the price of renewable technologies, particularly solar, […]

    World’s First Solar Road Opens in France

    World’s First Solar Road Opens in France

    A small village in France is now home to the world’s first solar road, aka Wattway. French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal officially inaugurated the 1 kilometer-long road covered with 2,800-square-meters of resin-encased panels in Tourouvre-au-Perche in Normandy on Thursday. J'inaugure dans l'Orne la 1ère route solaire au monde : emplois, innovation technologique, #croissanceverte dans les […]

    Can Elon Musk Influence Trump to Take Climate Action?

    Can Elon Musk Influence Trump to Take Climate Action?

    Even though Elon Musk once said that Donald Trump “doesn’t seem to have the sort of character that reflects well on the United States,” the Tesla/SpaceX CEO is joining the president-elect’s Strategic and Policy Forum, an advisory board for the president on business issues. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi were also […]

    Natalie Portman Urges Millennials to Vote

    Natalie Portman Urges Millennials to Vote

    NextGen Climate released a new video today starring Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman that urges millennials to exercise their vote on behalf of candidates who have concrete plans to address the climate crisis and transition our country to a clean energy economy. Watch here: The video is backed by a six-figure ad buy and will run […]

    Park City Signs 100% Renewable Electricity Pledge

    Park City Signs 100% Renewable Electricity Pledge

    Park City, Utah became the latest in a series of mountain communities to commit to 100 percent renewable electricity. Surrounded by city council members, key members of the community and partners, Park City Mayor Jack Thomas signed on today to Climate Reality’s 100% Committed campaign. I AM PRO SNOW Program Manager, Talya Tavor, stands with […]

    10 Cities Leading the Way to 100% Clean Energy

    10 Cities Leading the Way to 100% Clean Energy

    The Sierra Club released a new report this week showcasing 10 U.S. cities that have made ambitious commitments to be powered by 100 percent clean, renewable energy. This report is the first from Ready for 100, a new Sierra Club campaign launched in 2016 challenging 100 cities in the U.S. to move away from dirty, […]