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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.
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.
Proponents of carbon offsets say these programs do their part to mitigate climate change risk, but the market faced a rough year in 2016. Does it have a future?
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.
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.
France has announced a large investment in renewable power projects, suggesting the country will start a slow transition away from nuclear power, which has provided the country about three-quarters of its power for decades.
The new Gemini Wind Park in the North Sea will generate 600 megawatts of clean power, enough to power 785,000 households in the Netherlands.
Atlanta is the first city in the American South to pursue 100 percent renewable energy with an ambitious 2035 target.
West Virginia's largest utility, Appalachian Power, indicated that solar and wind power technologies will be a larger part of the Mountain State's electricity portfolio moving forward.