San Diego and the Plan for 100% Renewable Energy

By Austin Schoonmaker | January 12, 2018 San Diego Entertainer As we move further into the 21st century, it has become increasingly important for renewable sources of energy to become more widely used. Fossil fuels and crude oil are non-renewable, and with the growing population and the need for energy, supplies will continue to dwindle. Currently, the United States relies on heavily on …

California aims for clean mobility

Clean Technica January 20th, 2018 by Nicolas Zart   Love the state or hate it, California is a green electric mobility bastion of projects, programs, and innovations. And the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) just approved no less than 15 utility pilot programs to accelerate the widespread electrification of mobility. California Continues On Its Electric Mobility Roadmap We pay a lot of taxes in California. But some …

Pueblo’s goal to go 100% and respond to needs of low income customers

CLEAN ENERGY BATTLEGROUNDS With Energy and Justice for All:  The city of Pueblo wants to go all-in on renewables. Low-income residents want affordable rates. Can they work together?  By Nathanael Johnson on Jan 9, 2018  The first things you see driving down from the Rocky Mountains into Pueblo, Colorado, are smoke stacks. Three big ones sprout from the Comanche coal plant at …

Maryland introduces bill to move state to 100% clean energy by 2035

In Annapolis on Tuesday, the day before the 2018 Maryland General Assembly Session, representatives from Food and Water Watch, Energy Justice Network, Physicians for Social Responsibility and Montgomery County’s Sugarloaf Citizens Association gathered to call for the state’s General Assembly to pass a bill that would move the state to 100% clean energy by 2035. SPEAKER: We are proud to …

Planning for adaptation rather than mitigation of the amount of climate change in store on the current track is a fantasy

January 14th, 2018 by Zachary Shahan on Clean Technica Zachary Shahan is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill Planning Dept.  He is the editor of Clean Technica and the Director of Important Media publications  We had an article last week about the threat to the Florida real estate market that is coming our way from continued heating of the globe, rising sea levels, increased flooding, and …

Even self-described “right-wing Republican and mayor in one of the reddest cities, counties, states” support transition to 100% renewable energy

Excerpt from Utility Dive, Dec 2017 …Many utilities are responding cooperatively to cities’ 100% renewables commitments, Van Horn said. They are offering green pricing programs, community renewable energy programs and bilateral contracts through green tariffs.  “They see that those who partner are going to have a bright future and those that resist are going to find themselves with a shrinking customer base,” Van …

Denver’s 80×50 plan

Wind turbine blades heading for Eastern Colorado wind farms. Behind are empty coal cars. “It was an interesting picture of the future and the past,” said Tom Herrod, who snapped it while on his bike. DENVER — A group of people representing a variety of interests—including utilities, non-profits, the energy efficiency industry, conservationists and business representatives—reports that Denver’s efforts to reduce …

City framework for deep decarbonization. How much do citizens, businesses and municipal government spend on fossil fuels every year, where it goes and what it could otherwise fund if it were instead invested in the city’s clean energy future

USDN and Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance Framework for Long-Term Deep Carbon Reduction Planning A core function of CNCA is to facilitate other cities’ understanding of how leading-edge cities are planning for long-term deep carbon reductions, and enable cities to take a more robust, consistent, equitable and comprehensive approach to carbon neutral planning and implementation. In 2015, we developed a streamlined Deep Carbon …

Rep Tulsi Gabbard’s OFF Act is a Game Changer – Here’s Why

The Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act could not be more needed or timely — it details how we ethically get to 100% renewable energy by 2035. By Mark Schlosberg In September, Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) introduced the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act). This visionary bill comes as the nation bears witness to the …