A 100% Renewable Energy Future is Possible, and We Need It

Union of Concerned Scientists

A transition to renewable energy is not just one of the most consequential tools at our fingertips to act on climate, but also represents a great opportunity to increase control over our energy choices, improve the health of our communities and the planet, create jobs and wealth, and much more.

Michigan Can Transition to 100-Percent Renewable Energy by 2035, Save Lives, and Create Jobs

Union of Concerned Scientists

From this 2040 perspective, Michigan’s 100-percent renewable energy standard took full effect five years ago, and—along with accelerated closures of coal plants, like the one in Monroe, and a ban on new gas plant construction—it has saved Michigan families at least $15 billion in public health costs.

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When it Comes to Disinformation about Renewable Energy, The Band Plays On

Union of Concerned Scientists

The false accusations leveled by these long-time climate deniers tried to obscure the fact that countless studies have shown renewable energy to be a cost-effective way to meet the country’s energy needs and provide American families with a clean, reliable source of electricity.

California Officials Support Community Renewable Energy Law

Environment + Energy Leader

A California law would expand community renewable energy to help add reliability to the grid. The post California Officials Support Community Renewable Energy Law appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

California Officials Support Community Renewable Energy Law

Environment + Energy Leader

A California law would expand community renewable energy to help add reliability to the grid. The post California Officials Support Community Renewable Energy Law appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Renewable Energy Advocates Must Support Fossil Fuel Workers for a Just Transition

Union of Concerned Scientists

Science Network guest blogger Keeley Bombard lays out the economic and social concerns of those whose livelihoods have depended on a thriving fossil fuel industry, and makes the case for a transition to renewal energy that won't leave these communities behind.

Sheetz Adds Renewable Energy to Power Pennsylvania Stores

Environment + Energy Leader

Convenience store chain Sheetz will receive renewable energy to power most of its facilities in Pennsylvania. The post Sheetz Adds Renewable Energy to Power Pennsylvania Stores appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Clark Pacific Transitions to Nearly 100% Renewable Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

Clark Pacific, a constructor of prefabricated building systems, will install solar arrays across all of its facilities, transitioning its consumption to nearly 100% renewable energy. Construction & Retrofits Energy Management Plants & Buildings Solar & Renewable Energy

Tennessee Solar Project Helps Meta’s Renewable Energy Aspirations

Environment + Energy Leader

A solar project in Tennessee will help Facebook parent Meta with its renewable energy goals. The post Tennessee Solar Project Helps Meta’s Renewable Energy Aspirations appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Tennessee Solar Project Helps Meta’s Renewable Energy Aspirations

Environment + Energy Leader

A solar project in Tennessee will help Facebook parent Meta with its renewable energy goals. The post Tennessee Solar Project Helps Meta’s Renewable Energy Aspirations appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Wind, Solar Power Help Grow US Renewable Energy Use

Environmental Leader

Wind and Solar sources help continue growth in US renewable energy use. The post Wind, Solar Power Help Grow US Renewable Energy Use appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Porsche Demands 1,300 Suppliers Use Renewable Energy

Environmental Leader

Bolstering its efforts to achieve ambitious emissions reduction goals, Porsche is requiring its nearly 1,300 suppliers to use renewable energy to manufacture its vehicle components. Air Compliance EHS&S Energy Management Energy Procurement Solar & Renewable Energy Supply Chain

Large Renewable Energy Project Bringing 2.3 GW of Power Completed

Environmental Leader

The final piece of a large renewable energy project that includes both wind and solar power farms has been completed by ENGIE North America and Hannon Armstrong. The post Large Renewable Energy Project Bringing 2.3 Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities

Environmental News Bits

IRENA has launched a set of new reports and briefs on renewable energy policies for cities. The publications include: Renewable Energy Policies for Cities… Read more → Publications Renewable energy Sustainable communities

Sheetz Adds Renewable Energy to Power Pennsylvania Stores

Environmental Leader

Convenience store chain Sheetz will receive renewable energy to power most of its facilities in Pennsylvania. The post Sheetz Adds Renewable Energy to Power Pennsylvania Stores appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Best Buy Solar Project is its Largest Renewable Energy Venture

Environmental Leader

Best Buy unveils another solar power project in what the company says is its largest renewable energy effort to date. The post Best Buy Solar Project is its Largest Renewable Energy Venture appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Global Renewable Energy Market to Grow 8.5% Annually in Coming Years

Environment + Energy Leader

The global renewable energy market size and share is expected to register an 8.5% The post Global Renewable Energy Market to Grow 8.5% Annually in Coming Years appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Global Renewable Energy Market to Grow 8.5% Annually in Coming Years

Environment + Energy Leader

The global renewable energy market size and share is expected to register an 8.5% The post Global Renewable Energy Market to Grow 8.5% Annually in Coming Years appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Amazon Increases Renewable Energy Procurement, Adds Wind and Solar Developments

Environmental Leader

Amazon is increasing its renewable energy projects with new facilities in the United States and Europe. The post Amazon Increases Renewable Energy Procurement, Adds Wind and Solar Developments appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

EU Vows to Accelerate Renewable Energy as Electricity Costs Soar

Environmental Leader

With energy costs surging in Europe, impacting industries across the continent, the EU is searching for solutions to the problem. The post EU Vows to Accelerate Renewable Energy as Electricity Costs Soar appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Ecolab’s European Operations to be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

The post Ecolab’s European Operations to be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Solar & Renewable EnergyEcolab Inc.,

Carbon Emissions Data Could Help Increase Impact of Renewable Energy Projects

Environment + Energy Leader

Data from WattTime will be added to an Edison Energy platform to help investors realize the carbon reduction potential of certain renewable energy projects. Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Apple’s Suppliers Double Their Use of Renewable Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

The post Apple’s Suppliers Double Their Use of Renewable Energy appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Environmental Management Reporting Solar & Renewable Energy

Porsche Demands 1,300 Suppliers Use Renewable Energy

Environmental Leader

Bolstering its efforts to achieve ambitious emissions reduction goals, Porsche is requiring its nearly 1,300 suppliers to use renewable energy to manufacture its vehicle components. Air Compliance EHS&S Energy Management Energy Procurement Solar & Renewable Energy Supply Chain

Wind, Solar Power Help Grow US Renewable Energy Use

Environmental Leader

Wind and Solar sources help continue growth in US renewable energy use. The post Wind, Solar Power Help Grow US Renewable Energy Use appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Large Renewable Energy Project Bringing 2.3 GW of Power Completed

Environmental Leader

The final piece of a large renewable energy project that includes both wind and solar power farms has been completed by ENGIE North America and Hannon Armstrong. The post Large Renewable Energy Project Bringing 2.3 Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy in Latin America Updates

E2 Law Blog

This GT Alert highlights news and updates on renewable energy in Latin America. On April 11, 2022, the Project for Renewable Energy in Rural Markets (PERMER) from the National Secretariat of Energy received six bids for Public Tender No.

Misinformation is derailing renewable energy projects across the United States

Environmental News Bits

NPR reports that opponents of renewable energy are successfully stalling or rejecting projects across the country. Fighting misinformation Renewable energyResearchers say that in many groups, misinformation plays a role in slowing or derailing projects.

IKEA becomes a household renewable energy seller

A Greener Life

And now in their latest green move, they’re branching out into energy as they’re to sell renewable energy to households, starting at home in Sweden. Affordable renewable electricity. Building the biggest renewable energy movement. Photo credit: IKEA.

How the current siting regime stifles renewable energy

Environmental News Bits

As the United States enters a “critical decade” in the fight against climate change, the need for rapid renewable energy deployment requires reassessing existing laws governing electricity generation and transmission projects, argues Uma Outka in a recent article. Siting laws and regulations govern where energy infrastructure can be located. Outka, a professor at the University … Continue reading How the current siting regime stifles renewable energy.

Renewable Energy Projects Face Opposition in 49 States, Local Restrictions in 31 States

Law Columbia

Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law has published an update to its Report on Opposition to Renewable Energy Facilities in the United States , which documents local restrictions on and opposition to the siting of renewable energy projects.

Carbon Emissions Data Could Help Increase Impact of Renewable Energy Projects

Environment + Energy Leader

Data from WattTime will be added to an Edison Energy platform to help investors realize the carbon reduction potential of certain renewable energy projects. Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Best Buy Solar Project is its Largest Renewable Energy Venture

Environmental Leader

Best Buy unveils another solar power project in what the company says is its largest renewable energy effort to date. The post Best Buy Solar Project is its Largest Renewable Energy Venture appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Ecolab’s European Operations to be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

The post Ecolab’s European Operations to be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Solar & Renewable EnergyEcolab Inc.,

Amazon Increases Renewable Energy Procurement, Adds Wind and Solar Developments

Environmental Leader

Amazon is increasing its renewable energy projects with new facilities in the United States and Europe. The post Amazon Increases Renewable Energy Procurement, Adds Wind and Solar Developments appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Akamai Makes Progress on Renewable Energy, Efficiency and Reducing Platform Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

Akamai Technologies made strides in reaching its 2030 sustainability goals with progress in renewable energy and emissions reductions. The post Akamai Makes Progress on Renewable Energy, Efficiency and Reducing Platform Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Akamai Makes Progress on Renewable Energy, Efficiency and Reducing Platform Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

Akamai Technologies made strides in reaching its 2030 sustainability goals with progress in renewable energy and emissions reductions. The post Akamai Makes Progress on Renewable Energy, Efficiency and Reducing Platform Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Hydrogen Consortium Aims to Decarbonize Heavy Transport, Increase Renewable Energy

Environment + Energy Leader

The post Hydrogen Consortium Aims to Decarbonize Heavy Transport, Increase Renewable Energy appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Environmental Management

Confidence Among Renewable Energy Investors at an All-Time High: Report

Environmental Leader

A new analysis released recently by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) finds that confidence among both renewable energy investors and developers is at an all-time high. Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Population Growth to Outpace Renewable Energy Additions as Solar, Wind Sources Remain Strong

Environment + Energy Leader

Solar and wind additions remain the primary source of renewable energy in the United States, but will lag behind population growth as energy demands surge, the EIA finds in its 2022 outlook. Energy Management Environmental Management Solar & Renewable Energy

San Diego International Airport to Run on 100% Renewable Energy

Environmental Leader

San Diego International Airport (SAN) will soon be running off of 100% renewable energy. The post San Diego International Airport to Run on 100% Renewable Energy appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Japanese rail operator now entirely powered by renewable energy

Environmental News Bits

Tokyu Railways’ trains running through Shibuya and other stations were switched to power generated only by solar … Continue reading Japanese rail operator now entirely powered by renewable energy. Renewable energy Sustainable communities TransportationRead the full story from PBS NewsHour. Tokyo’s Shibuya is famed for its Scramble Crossing, where crowds of people crisscross the intersection in a scene symbolizing urban Japan’s congestion and anonymity.

Three myths about renewable energy and the grid, debunked

Environmental News Bits

Renewable energy skeptics argue that because of their variability, wind and solar cannot be the foundation of a dependable electricity grid. But the expansion of renewables and new methods of energy management and storage can lead to a grid that is reliable and clean. Read more → Renewable energyRead the full story at e360.