Environment America News Release
“States are America’s trailblazers when it comes to clean energy,” said Johanna Neumann, senior director of Environment America’s Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy. “State leaders who have the courage and ambition to re-power their state with renewable energy are carving out the path that everyone else will soon walk with familiarity. The most effective of those trailblazers act with clarity and urgency to realize the potential of renewable energy that abounds in every corner of our great land. Continue reading here.
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MORE ABOUT THE GREEN ACT
What’s in the Green Act?, The National Law Review
The US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means has reintroduced the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act, which aims to extend tax credits for renewable energy and carbon capture projects. If passed, the GREEN Act would build upon and boost the extended tax benefits to renewables that Congress passed in the stimulus package at the end of 2020.
Previously Posted: Building on National Climate Momentum, Lawmakers Re-Introduce GREEN Act With Key Solar Provisions, Solar Energy Industries Association News Release
CORPORATE RENEWABLE ENERGY BUYERS
Amazon tops list of large renewable energy buyers in 2020, Solar Builder
The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), announced the release of its second annual Deal Tracker Top 10, which highlights 2020’s leading large energy buyers, topped by Amazon with the procurement of 3.163 gigawatts (GW).
Previously Posted: America’s Largest Energy Buyers Call on Federal Government to Transition to Zero-Carbon Energy, REBA News Release
Why oil giants are swapping oil rigs for offshore wind farms, The Guardian
The fossil fuel giants need to find new ways to reduce emissions, generate growth and maintain their share price
Investing In 2021: The Full Realization Of The Energy Transition
Forbes article contributed by CEO of FFI Advisors, a performance- and mission-driven investment manager focused on developing pragmatic climate-aligned strategies.
At FFI Advisors, we focus on developing and managing climate-aligned investment strategies. A variety of institutions, from foundations and university endowments to faith-based institutions, have joined the fossil-free fight, using the power of their $14.5 trillion in assets to effect change. However, two recent events highlight this significant paradigm shift and may be a barometer of more change to come.
5 cool measurement tools attempting to quantify regenerative agriculture, GreenBiz
Following is a list of five emerging options, focused on two primary concerns, measuring biodiversity on agricultural land and gauging soil health and carbon levels.
“Community solar can help address the inequitable way in which climate justice impacts communities.” – Erica Mackie, Co-founder and CEO of GRID Alternatives
See Community Scale / Utility Scale Solar for local and national news stories and resources. A few of the articles are about programs in which electricity customers have the opportunity to contribute to a solar project, but most are about typical community solar programs and projects.