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States, cities, communities, and businesses are responding with increasingly ambitious
sustainability goals that are driving solar market growth forward, according to the
Deloitte 2019 Renewable Energy Outlook. There’s a lot happening in the marketplace — smaller corporations are joining the corporate procurement market, oil and gas companies are moving solar into their energy mixes, and asset management companies have been foregrounding
new opportunities for their clients for solar growth. Read more here.
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The authors: Miya Yoshitani is the executive director of Asian Pacific Environmental Network. Gladys Limón is the executive director of California Environmental Justice Alliance.
With a Green New Deal, we can build distributed energy resources that generate and store clean, renewable power locally and regionally. California has a head start. Local clean energy aggregators have sprung up in counties across the state so that people can decide where they get their power. Last year, our state committed to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2045. Frontline communities helped create the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program to invest $1 billion to bring solar power to working-class renters. The California Public Utilities Commission agreed to fund community shared solar projects, which put clean energy in our neighborhoods. Such steps are crucial, but we need a full commitment and a comprehensive strategy. The Golden State must lead the way. It’s time for a Green New Deal in California.
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- Americans Increasingly Say Climate Change Is Happening Now, Inside Climate News
A national survey has been asking the question for a decade. Now, researchers say the country may have reached an inflection point on the urgency of climate change.
- According to one survey, the Green New Deal has strong bipartisan support, with 92% of
Democrats and 64% of Republicans in favor of such a plan.
- The Green New Deal, explained, Vox
- The Green New Deal Just Speeds Up The Current Green Wave. Case In Point: Solar-Plus-Storage, Forbes
- Investors managing $32 trillion in assets call for action on climate change, Reuters
- New Study: We can meet the Paris Climate targets for 1/3 the cost of CURRENT fossil fuel subsidies!, Green, Red and Blue
FEATURED RESOURCES: LOCATING SOLAR ON BROWNFIELDS
Many communities are turning old coal plants, closed landfills and other brownfields into solar farms. EPA’s RE-Powering Mapper is an online interactive web application that allows users to visualize key information on renewable energy potential at specific contaminated lands, landfills and mine sites. Using screening criteria developed in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), EPA has pre-screened more than 130,000 sites for their renewable energy potential.
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