renewables

The NY Times Got It Wrong: Renewable Energy Is Key to Fighting Climate Change

The NY Times Got It Wrong: Renewable Energy Is Key to Fighting Climate Change

By Noah Long and Kevin Steinberger Renewable energy is one of the most effective tools we have in the fight against climate change and there is every reason to believe it will succeed. A recent New York Times column seems to imply that renewable energy investments set back efforts to address climate change—nothing could be […]

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    Long Island May Become Home to Nation’s Largest Wind Farm

    Long Island May Become Home to Nation’s Largest Wind Farm

    The nation’s largest offshore wind energy project is just one approval away from coming to fruition. The Long Island Power Authority‘s (LIPA) board of directors will meet July 20 to approve Deepwater Wind‘s 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm, according to Politico. Turbines would be placed 30 miles offshore—over the horizon and out of sight from land—and […]

    Salt Lake City Makes Historic Commitment to 100% Renewables by 2032

    Salt Lake City Makes Historic Commitment to 100% Renewables by 2032

    Salt Lake City announced Wednesday its commitment to transition to 100 percent renewable energy sources by 2032. The city also plans to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2040. Mayor Jackie Biskupski and city council members signed a joint resolution Tuesday creating the Climate Positive 2040 commitment. The resolution acknowledges the scientific consensus that […]

    Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards $15.6 Million in Largest-Ever Round of Environmental Grants

    Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards $15.6 Million in Largest-Ever Round of Environmental Grants

    In a historic announcement, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) awarded the largest portfolio of environmental grants in the foundation’s history. The foundation awarded a total of $15.6 million in grants, including $7,631,508 for wildlife and habitat conservation; $2,525,000 for ocean conservation; $2,100,000 to protect indigenous rights; $2,085,000 to support innovative solutions to the world’s problems; […]

    7 Reasons Renewable Energy Will Soon Surpass Coal and Nuclear Power

    7 Reasons Renewable Energy Will Soon Surpass Coal and Nuclear Power

    By Steve Clemmer As a certified energy geek, I always look forward to this time of year. On July 11 and July 12, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) holds their annual conference to discuss current energy technology, market and policy issues and presents results from their new Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) 2016 report. Under EIA’s […]

    2 of the World’s Most Innovative Solar Projects Cross Paths

    2 of the World’s Most Innovative Solar Projects Cross Paths

    Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane that made a historic 90-hour journey across the Atlantic from New York to Seville in June, is now making its way to Cairo. After the plane’s stop in Cairo, it will make its way back to Abu Dhabi to complete its trip around the world. André Borschberg is piloting […]

    The Future of Nuclear Power Is ‘Challenging,’ Says WNA Report

    The Future of Nuclear Power Is ‘Challenging,’ Says WNA Report

    By Paul Brown The nuclear industry is celebrating breaking records that have stood for a quarter of a century—but a new update on its successes still fails to disperse the clouds over its future. The nuclear industry provides 10 percent of the world’s electricity, but its target is to supply 25 percent by 2050—requiring a […]

    AREDAY Inspires Participants to Divest From Fossil Fuels

    AREDAY Inspires Participants to Divest From Fossil Fuels

    By American Renewable Energy Institute / As You Sow / Divest Invest The American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI) announced milestones of minimizing waste generation and reducing its carbon footprint during its 13th Annual AREDAY summit last week. The gathering also inspired participants to align their financial investments with their values. Called the Davos of Clean […]