Renewable Energy’s Booming, But Still Falling Far Short Of Climate Goals

By Kristoffer Tigue, Insideclimatenews.org -

Renewable energy capacity quadrupled worldwide over the past 10 years, with an estimated $2.6 trillion invested in its growth, a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme shows. [...]

Can We Reach 100 Percent Renewable Energy In Time To Avert Climate Catastrophe?

By Daniel Ross, Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. -

Ten years ago, two climate scientists, Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi, published a groundbreaking article in Scientific American outlining a road map for becoming 100 percent reliant on energy [...]

Plentiful Renewable Energy Awaits The World

By Tim Radford, Climatenewsnetwork.net -

LONDON, 29 August, 2019 − US and European researchers have shown the way to an era of cheap and plentiful renewable energy on a massive scale. Canadian scientists have worked out how to extract [...]

People Of Color And White Rural Populations Are Going To Suffer The Most From The EPA’s War On Renewable Power

By Gloria Oladipo, Otherwords.org -

New coal standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are threatening to permanently undermine the federal government’s power to control power plant pollution. The new rule — [...]

10 Ways Farmers Can Fight Climate Change

By Brie Mazurek, Cuesa.org -

As the largest agricultural producer in the U.S., California is on the frontlines of the fight against climate change. Our state also feels the impacts of climate change acutely through increased [...]

A Kentucky Power Plant’s Demise Signals A Reckoning For Coal

By James Bruggers, Inside Climate News. -

Louisville, KY—When the six smokestacks of the Cane Run Generating Station came tumbling down in a cloud of dust last weekend as part of a controlled implosion by its utility owner, nearby [...]

Activists Scale FERC Building, Demand Congress Replace It With FREC

By Beyond Extreme Energy, Popular Resistance. -

Washington DC: Two activists scaled the precarious awning over the front door to FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, early this morning.                        The action was taken [...]

The Inevitable Death Of Natural Gas As A ‘Bridge Fuel’

By Justin Mikulka, Desmogblog.com -

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced the city is scrapping plans for a multi-billion-dollar update to three natural gas power plants, instead choosing to invest in renewable energy [...]

The Inevitable Death Of Natural Gas As A ‘Bridge Fuel’

By Justin Mikulka, Desmogblog.com -

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced the city is scrapping plans for a multi-billion-dollar update to three natural gas power plants, instead choosing to invest in renewable energy [...]

Fossil Fuel Money Crushed Clean Energy Ballot Initiatives Across The Country

By David Roberts, Vox.com -

Most eyes Tuesday night were on the key House, Senate, and governor races — and Democrats had a mixed night, taking the House but watching as newfound heroes Beto O’Rourke and Andrew Gillum went [...]

Wave Of Renewable Energy Resistance Puts Solar Panels In Path Of Tar Sands Pipeline

By Staff, Gofossilfree.org -

Keystone XL is a proposed tar sands pipeline that would connect Alberta, Canada with Gulf Coast refineries carrying around 800,000 barrels per day of tar sands oil across the United States. [...]

100% Renewable Energy: Cleveland Sets A Big Goal As It Sheds Its Fossil Fuel Past

By Dan Gearino, Insideclimatenews.org -

Cleveland, Ohio, which has worked for years to reinvent itself as it sheds its industrial past, has become the latest major city to announce plans to shift to 100 percent renewable energy sources [...]

Utilities Have A Problem: The Public Wants 100% Renewable Energy, And Quick

By David Roberts, Vox.com -

Renewable energy is hot. It has incredible momentum, not only in terms of deployment and costs but in terms of public opinion and cultural cachet. To put it simply: Everyone loves renewable [...]

Cleanwashing: How States Count Polluting Energy Sources As Renewable

By Staff, Foodandwaterwatch.org -

Our new report finds that poor definitions of "renewable" and weak targets are undermining states' efforts to avoid climate change. Are burning tires clean energy? We don't think so. Twenty-nine [...]

Cooperatives Lauded As ‘Trailblazers’ In Community Solar

By Michael W. Kahn, Electric.coop -

Looking for community solar? Your best bet is in electric cooperative territory. “In terms of the number of community solar programs, cooperative utilities have been trailblazers,” states a new [...]