By Alexander Laska, Into the Wind, AWEA Blog
Add it to the list – another city has made a 100 percent renewable energy pledge. On Friday, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen passed a measure to power the city entirely on renewables by 2035. In doing so, St. Louis became the 47th city – and the largest in the Midwest so far – to make a 100 percent clean energy commitment. Other major cities to announce 100 percent commitments include Atlanta, San Diego, Salt Lake City, and Chicago. Some cities – such as Aspen, Colorado; Burlington, Vermont; and Georgetown, Texas – have already hit their targets.
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ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- St. Louis commits to 100% wind and solar by 2035, PV Magazine
- Chicago-area mayors hope collaboration will spark more interest in solar, Midwest Energy News
- Duke Energy develops 5MW Indiana National Guard microgrid storage and substation project, Energy Storage News
- Combination cemetery and solar panel farm proposed for Fondulac Township, Peoria Journal Star
- MidAmerican Energy Announces Third Site For 2 Gigawatt Iowa Wind XI Project, CleanTechnica
- Ample, Affordable Renewable Energy Brings Apple To Iowa, Business Facilities Magazine
- Iowa’s Certified Sites Program
- Mosaic secures $307 million more against its loan portfolio, PV Magazine
The company says the $307 million is the largest solar loan securitization issued to date and that this will not be its last.
- Tesla/SolarCity plans $340 million securitization of distributed solar assets, PV Magazine
The latest bundling of solar leases and PPAs by the company that pioneered the practice is not small one.
- New York Green Bank seeks $1B in private sector investment for clean energy projects, Utility Dive
- Google wants Asia to get serious about renewable energy, Eco Business
Google uses more electricity than the city of San Francisco and its energy demands are growing by 20 percent a year. The tech giant is aiming to be completely powered by renewables in 2017, and wants Asian policymakers to make it easier for companies to buy clean energy.