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New Documentary “Paris To Pittsburgh” Celebrates How Local Communities Are Implementing Solutions To Climate Change

Paris to Pittsburgh will air globally on the National Geographic Channel in 172 countries and 43 languages beginning with the broadcast premiere in the U.S. on
December 12 at 9 pm local time. Click above image to link to the documentary’s website to watch the trailer.

News Releases

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING

  • Omaha World-Herald Editorial: Report describes climate challenges; Nebraskans should collaborate on solutions
  • Omaha World-Herald Midlands Voices: It is time for Nebraska to prepare for climate change, by Donald Wilhite, professor and director emeritus in climate science from the University of
    Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the founding director of UNL’s National Drought Mitigation Center.
  • More clean energy desired, by David E. Corbin, Nebraska Sierra Club Chair and Nebraskans for Solar board member, Omaha World-Herald, The Public Pulse
    OPPD has made environmental progress. Its unambitious goal from several years ago of 10 percent renewable energy by 2020 has been greatly surpassed, but the 50 percent renewable goal that was just passed is still a low bar. The utility will already be close to 50 percent within the next few years. More than 90 U.S. cities, more than 10 counties and two states have already adopted 100 percent clean energy goals. OPPD needs to aim higher.
  • Opinion: Here’s the good news in that alarming report on climate change, Market Watch
    The solution is at hand: The cost of ditching carbon is much less than you think. Government will have a role to play — but most of the work in the U.S. will be up to consumers like you, and buying decisions you make in the next decade.

Facebook likes clean energy as corporate purchasing sets record

By Max Hall, PV Magazine

The social media titan is the world’s biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy so far this year. BNEF figures show the company has already secured 1.1 GW of green power this year, helping the corporate world break last year’s landmark.

The report also notes telecommunications companies and manufacturers are joining the clean energy transition and that businesses are pooling their power requirements, with the result small enterprises can also get involved. Read more here.

About RE100 referenced in Hall’s article:
RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative uniting more than 100 influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to massively increase demand for – and delivery of – renewable energy. RE100 is brought to you by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP. Both organizations are part of the We Mean Business coalition, working with leading businesses around the world.

Image by Brian Solas, Flickr: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

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CLIMATE ACTION NEWS

Over 5,500 churches in the UK embrace renewable energy, CNBC
“Climate change is one of the great moral challenges of our time and so it’s fantastic to see churches doing their bit to ensure they reduce their impact on the environment,” the Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, said in a statement.