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9 Renewable Energy Highlights of 2018

9 Renewable Energy Highlights of 2018

By Jeff Deyette Despite the Trump administration’s ongoing attempts to prop up coal and undermine renewables—at FERC, EPA and through tariffs and the budget process—2018 should instead be remembered for the surge in momentum toward a clean energy economy. Here are nine storylines that caught my attention this past year and help illustrate the unstoppable […]

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    25 Cities Now Committed to 100% Renewables

    25 Cities Now Committed to 100% Renewables

    Madison, Wisconsin and Abita Springs, Louisiana are transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy following respective city council votes on Tuesday. Madison and Abita Springs are the first cities in Wisconsin and Louisiana to make this commitment. They join 23 other cities across the United States—from large ones like San Diego, California and Salt Lake City, […]

    ‘Climate Change’ Deleted From Wisconsin DNR Website

    ‘Climate Change’ Deleted From Wisconsin DNR Website

    Whoever is managing Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources website must be wearing out the delete key. The word “climate” has been quietly stripped from the department’s webpage dedicated to explaining the state’s response to climate change, Raw Story reported. In total, 13 original appearances of the word “climate” have been kiboshed. The only place you’ll […]

    How America’s Dairyland Is Polluted by Factory Farms

    How America’s Dairyland Is Polluted by Factory Farms

    The slogan on Wisconsin’s license plate—“America’s Dairyland”—celebrates the state’s number one agricultural activity and iconic status as a milk and cheese producer. What it doesn’t reveal is how dramatically the dairy industry in Wisconsin and in other parts of the U.S. has been changing, or the environmental concerns those changes pose.  While milk carton imagery […]

    The Most Dangerous ‘Model’ Laws Written by ALEC

    The Most Dangerous ‘Model’ Laws Written by ALEC

    Greenpeace By Cassady Sharp The same law that contributed to George Zimmerman walking free out of a Florida courtroom last weekend after taking the life of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was primarily written by the same super lobbying group behind legislation protecting natural gas companies from disclosing chemicals used in fracking. The American Legislative Exchange Council, […]