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The Sierra Club announced that the Orlando City Commission unanimously approved a resolution mandating that the city run 100 percent on renewables by 2050. But as more cities announce these plants, are they backed up by staff and funding?
Cloud computing giant Salesforce announced another step made toward its goal of running 100 percent on clean power. The city is participating in a San Francisco city-wide renewables program.
UPS has announced various sustainability goals, including a significant increase to its fleet of alternative-fueled vehicles and a huge surge in renewable power generation by 2025.
Borthwestern Uruguay has been savaged by flooding this month. Persistent rain in late May resulted in the evacuation of over 3,000 people, according to the BBC.
Santa Barbara's city council voted last week to commit to 100 percent renewables by 2030, making this coastal city of 92,000 the 30th U.S. city to embark upon such a plan.
An executive at BlackRock recently said in an interview that "coal is dead," with the future for conventional fuels such as oil also facing a cloudy future.
Donald Trump says his border wall idea could be paid for by installing solar panels on it. The truth, however, is that the financial viability of such a project is far more complicated.
The Trump administration is reportedly ready to back away from the Paris Agreement. Is this a big step backwards for global climate change cooperation, or can the private sector and local government plug in those climate action gaps?
Investment in climate change mitigation could add as much as 5 percent to G20 nations' GDP by mid-century, says the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
A major turbine manufacturer says it will train former coal workers for free to staff a massive wind power installation in Wyoming. And it just so happens that the company is based in China.
Local officials touted the launch of an extensive solar-powered electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the San Joaquin Valley. But is this money well spent in an area where EVs are still a rare sight?
According to IRENA, 9.8 million people work in the global renewables sector as of the end of 2016. Solar power has driven much of that growth, but increases in employment are also apparent in the biofuels and wind power sector.