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.
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.
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.
5 Top Solar-Using Retailers, Earth911 As the cost of solar energy falls, solar has become a cost-effective source of new power generation. Many of the solar-powered corporations consist of retailers and IT companies. Let’s examine some of the retailers that are leading the way in solar energy installations.
Wind farms totaling 5,322 MW started construction in Q2, American Public Power Association Corporate customers accounted for 56 percent of contracted capacity in the quarter, with utilities contracting the remainder. Utilities also announced plans to add 1,491 MW of wind capacity under direct ownership, including MidAmerican Energy’s 591-MW Wind XII project in Iowa and Ameren Missouri’s 400-MW High Prairie project in Missouri.
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.