By Michelle Froese, Windpower Engineering Development
Skeptics said it was impossible. “We heard every version of ‘no,’ ‘can’t,’ ‘won’t,’ and ‘shouldn’t.’ We were laughed out of rooms,” shared Sierra Club’s Jodie Van Horn in an article called,
100 Cities Agree: 100% Clean Energy For All. Van Horn says it’s been three years since Ready For 100 launched, a Sierra Club initiative that pushes for the United States to commit to 100%
renewable energy. The campaign is well underway, recently reaching a milestone: 100 cities and towns across the country have officially committed to transitioning to 100% clean energy.
Read more here.
Photo: More than 200 mayors all across the country have joined #Mayors4CleanEnergy.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN NEBRASKA
- Common Ground Event: Solar for Your Home at the Unitarian Church of Lincoln
February 28th – 6 to 7:30 pm
- Sierra Club February Program: Developing Wind and Solar in Nebraska and Surrounding States With Adam Herink of Bluestem Energy Solutions at First United Methodist Church, Room 112 (Enter North Door), February 28th – 7 to 8:30 pm
NEWS FROM OTHER STATES
Iowa Wind Energy Association, Fort Dodge Messenger
Iowa remains one of the top contenders in the nation in terms of wind energy production, according to John Boorman, vice president of the Iowa Wind Energy Association. “We are number three, behind Texas and Oklahoma,” said Boorman. Boorman said Iowa supplies the power grid with 7,000 megawatts of power, with the help of 4,000 wind turbines throughout the state.
- American Wind Energy Association taps Iowa state legislator to lead policy in Midwest and Plains, Daily Energy Insider
- Tony Evers has pledged to cut carbon emissions. Can Wisconsin reach his goal?, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- Minnesota’s solar capacity jumped almost 50 percent last year, MPR News
- Community solar drives Minnesota’s solar expansion, PV Magazine
- Minnesota Legislature prepares for the introduction of energy storage, Energy Storage News
- An Arizona Utility Is Betting Big on Energy Storage, Scientific American
- Grassroots solar education campaigns in Illinois can apply for $50,000 in state funding, Solar Builder Magazine
RESOURCE FOR SOLAR PROFESSIONALS
Residential Rooftop Report to heat up your solar sales, Solar Builder Magazine
The Residential Rooftop Report for the first quarter of 2019 is now available for download. The theme is “Heating Up Sales,” and we’ve teamed up with report sponsor Aurora Solar to examine ways for residential solar installation companies to lower customer acquisition costs, close more leads and overall run a more streamlined, efficient local solar business. Just fill out the form at the above link to access your free report.
Global Oil Plows Billions Into Solar & Energy Storage, CleanTechnica