Tag Archives: New Energy Economy

States, Cities, and Counties in the U.S. Commit to 100 Percent Clean Energy

Cities and states commit to renewable energy with their own Green New Deals

The Green New Deal introduced into Congress is effectively dead, but that does not mean that ambitious plans to tackle climate change are dead in the U.S. States, cities, and counties have developed plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with commitments to 100 percent clean energy.

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California Governor Signs Historic Bill on the Eve of Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco

On the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit, Jerry Brown signs SB100 into law

Where ambition finds a home World leaders and participants from around the world are gathering this week in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. The goal of the summit is to “take ambition to the next level.” Since agreed to in Paris in December 2015 and signed on Earth Day the following year, the Paris Agreement has looked to “ratcheting of ambition” …

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Florida Settlement Proposal Cancels Levy Nuclear Power Project, Calls for $6 Billion in Climate-Smart Clean Energy Investments

Part and parcel of the proposed settlement agreement, Duke Energy will make some $6 billion worth of climate-smart clean energy and energy efficiency investments over a four-year period, as well as cancel construction of the Levy Nuclear Power Plant.

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NEW 4.0 Project Could Mark a Major Milestone for Germany’s Energiewende

Offshore wind project example of German

Launched this month by Germany's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, 60 NEW 4.0 project partners aim to build an open, distributed platform that will demonstrate the feasibility and substantive benefits of relying entirely on renewable energy resources.

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Renewable Energy is Smashing Records and Crushing Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuel market is flat in the face of renewable energy growth

This is another record-breaking year for renewable energy.  In both the developed and developing world renewables are growing at a faster rate than ever before. In 2015, for the first time ever, renewable energy accounted for more than half of new power generation worldwide. Last year, we saw more investment capital being funneled into renewables than ever before and more installed capacity. Currently, renewable …

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The Golden Age of Solar Innovation

Proposed space-based "suntower," one of many examples of solar innovation

From efforts that mimic nature like leaves and trees, to arrays that float on water or in space, there has been a wide range of solar energy innovations in 2016.  From tiny solar applications of nanotechnologies to massive space-based arrays, the growth of solar power is being fueled by market forces, including increasing efficiency and decreasing cost. The number of possible innovative applications is …

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