The World’s first renewable island – when a community embraces wind power

RapidTransition.org story posted 4 February 2019. See lessons The Danish island of Samsø went from being entirely fossil fuel dependent to becoming the World’s first 100% renewable island, in under a decade. In 1997, the Danish Government launched a competition to develop a model renewable energy community, in order to prove that the country’s Kyoto climate target to reduce carbon emissions …

Climate Mobilization Emergency Resolutions passed by local governments and 10 year decarbonization plans

Hoboken, NJ and Montgomery County, MD have led the way by passing resolutions brought by TCM organizers unanimously.  You can download the full resolution texts. Download their resolutions below, and use them as a jumping off point for drafting your own. HOBOKEN, NJ RESOLUTION MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD RESOLUTION BERKELEY, CA RESOLUTION   RICHMOND, CA RESOLUTION HOBOKEN, NJ RESOLUTION OAKLAND, CA …

New York Clean Energy Mandate (RPS standard) to be 70% in 2030

Excerpt from Clean Technica, Cuomo Announces Mammoth Offshore Wind & Distributed Solar Increases, January 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill Focusing specifically on the renewable energy aspects of his policy promises, Governor Cuomo unveiled a plan to mandate 100% clean energy by 2040 — the most aggressive such goal in the United States which, if approved, would set a target five years …

Average US Wind Price Falls to $20 per Megawatt-Hour: Wind prices have dropped by $50 per megawatt-hour in eight years, new DOE research shows

EMMA FOEHRINGER MERCHANT AUGUST 24, 2018 Wind prices are falling, driven by projects in the middle of the U.S. The middle of the United States continues driving wind prices lower. Cheap projects located in the country’s windy center have drawn the national average down to $20 per megawatt-hour, according to a new report from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and …

Wind power is at 6.3% of national electricity supply, over 10% in 14 states and over 30% in Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma and South Dakota

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s “2017 Wind Technologies Market Report” from LBNL provides an annual overview of trends in the U.S. wind power market. Highlights of this year’s report include: Wind power capacity additions continued at a rapid pace in 2017: $11 billion was invested in new wind power plants in 2017. In 2017, wind energy contributed 6.3% of the …

Students as debt slaves, more of an indication of social breakdown. Meanwhile, “What Medicare for All is to the health care debate, or Fight for $15 is to the battle about inequality, 100% Renewable is to the struggle for the planet’s future.”

Excerpt from Students as Debt Slaves, at CommonDreams.org 23 Apr 2018.   Interview those fifty-ish high school educated male workers whom Ann Case and Angus Deaton revealed are dying prematurely from diseases of despair. In a meticulously documented essay on the origins and purpose of money, University of Missouri-Kansas City economist Michael Hudson points out that historians and anthropologists can find no examples of …

Brattle Group outlines how utilities should get America to choose electrification

David Roberts, Vox.com March 2018 says Utilities should be champing at the bit for electrification An America wherein a substantial portion of transportation, heating, and cooling has been electrified is one with lower carbon emissions, more tools in the utility toolbox, greater demand for electricity, and, crucially, a central role for power utilities. “Overall,” Brattle writes, “this presents a very positive business …

Study: a 100% RE-based system is feasible and a real policy option at a modest cost. Wind, solar, and electric grid interconnections to reduce storage are least cost choices

A Techno-Economic Study of an Entirely Renewable Energy-Based Power Supply for North America for 2030 Conditions Arman Aghahosseini * ID , Dmitrii Bogdanov and Christian Breyer ID Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Energy Systems, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Skinnarilankatu 34, Lappeenranta 53850, Finland; dmitrii.bogdanov@lut.fi (D.B.); christian.breyer@lut.fi (C.B.) * Correspondence: arman.aghahosseini@lut.fi; Tel.: +358-41-3697925 Received: 29 June 2017; Accepted: 3 August …