By Erin Jordan, The Gazette
IOWA CITY — So many worthy causes, not enough money. That’s how Briana Hoffman, of West Branch, felt when she thought about supporting both local social service agencies and groups that fight climate change.
“I’ve always been passionate about our community, but at the same time I want to help the climate because I think our planet is in trouble,” Hoffman said. “I realized you can do both. By helping nonprofits be more energy efficient, you can actually help the planet and the nonprofit. The money they don’t spend on electricity is going back into their purpose.” Continue reading here.
- Iowa City Climate Action and Adaptation Plan
- Also written by Erin Jordan: Can Iowans reduce the impact of climate change?
MORE CLIMATE NEWS, ACTIONS & RESOURCES
- Climate Change, Solar Energy Industries Association
- Energy and the environment explained: Greenhouse gases, U.S. Energy Information Administration
- Extreme weather events are pushing consumers to solar and residential storage, CNBC
- Companies and cities are taking the lead on clean energy purchases. When will market rules catch up?, Canary Media
- How Deloitte is schooling its global workforce on climate action, GreenBiz
[No] other company has, to my knowledge, set out to educate a third of a million employees around the world about climate change.
- Wyoming’s biggest utility is closing the curtains on coal, Casper Star Tribune
PacifiCorp is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy.
- North Dakota a top-10 state in renewable energy creation, KFYR TV
- The United States of Clean Energy, Summer 2021 (PDF), Environment America
- 80×30: U.S. Clean Energy Standard Accelerates Transition to Renewables, IEEEE Spectrum
Proposed standard aims to generate 80% of electricity from renewables and nuclear by 2030.
- Pathways to Decarbonization: A National Clean Energy Standard, Bipartisan Policy Center
- Previously Posted: Over 500 Organizations Call on U.S. and Canadian Leaders to Reject Carbon Capture and Storage as a False Solution to Climate Crisis, Oil Change International
Read the letter and see a list of the 500 organizations here.