By Jackie Wong and Arjun Krishnaswami, Natural Resources Defense Council
Clean energy is not a futuristic notion but rather a present reality. It already supports more than 3 million U.S. jobs for people of different skill sets and education levels. It also has become clear that clean energy can advance economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, AND energy security. Utilities’ commitments like those from Xcel Energy to eliminate carbon
emissions from its power plants and from Southern Company to be low- to no-carbon—both by 2050—are just some of the many signals that fully embracing clean energy is not only necessary and doable, but also an accelerating trend increasingly backed by businesses. Read more here.
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Also Published by NRDC: New Mexico Embraces Transition to 100% Clean Energy
ADDITIONAL 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY NEWS
Green energy group aims to move Illinois toward 100 percent renewable energy, DeKalb Daily Chronicle
State Rep. Davis plans to introduce ‘Path to 100’ bill
within two weeks.
- A Small New York Town Plans a Profitable, 100% Renewable Energy Future, Greentech Media
A community choice program and a lack of natural gas are enabling Marbletown to achieve 100 percent renewable electricity—while saving money.
- Student-driven campaign asks MMSD to work toward 100% renewable energy in schools, Channel 3000. A student-driven, grassroots campaign is working to get the Madison Metropolitan School District to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2040. The city of Madison and Dane County have already established 100 percent renewable energy resolutions. MMSD students are hoping to ride that momentum, starting a petition to bring clean energy into their schools.
- KUA signs Kissimmee as first subscriber for community solar project, American Public Power
Association. The Kissimmee City Commission has approved a partnership with Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) to power 100 percent of its facilities with solar energy, beginning in 2020, KUA said on Feb. 7 . . . KUA joined the Florida Municipal Solar Project in 2018, a large-scale solar energy project that KUA said will allow it to provide renewable energy to its customers in the most cost-effective way. The project is a joint effort between the Florida Municipal Power Agency, 12 of its member municipal utilities and NextEra Florida Renewables, LLC. It will be one of the largest municipal solar projects in the U.S. and will include the construction of two solar farms within Osceola County.
MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY NEWS
UNI offers incentive for solar panels, Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
In a push for more clean energy in Black Hawk County, experts from University of Northern Iowa are offering a smooth transition from using coal-fired power to naturally renewable solar energy . . . The “Go Solar” group-buy program gives businesses, farms and residents in Black Hawk County the opportunity to take advantage of reduced energy costs and join the increasing number of Iowans who are going solar and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- Renewables Gain Traction In Wisconsin & Illinois, CleanTechnica
- Big Corporations Bet On Wind Power in Kansas, Science Friday
- Agrivoltaics: Solar Panels on farms could be a win-win, Salon
Massachusetts is leading the charge in dual-use solar installations.
- With 288 storage and generation projects lined up, California eases interconnection process, Utility Dive
- 10 Ways Renewable Energy Can Save Businesses Money, Renewable Energy Magazine