Campaign Launched to Repower Colleges with 100% Renewable Energy

Campaign Launched to Repower Colleges with 100% Renewable Energy

Environment America and the Student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) showed their love of the planet on Valentine’s Day by launching a campaign to secure commitments from American colleges and universities to shift to 100 percent renewable energy.

General Motors, National Guard Could Be Early Adopters of DTE’s MIGreenPower Pilot Plan

Under a pilot program called MIGreenPower, scheduled to start in April, Detroit utility customers will be able to invest in the clean energy they use by voluntarily funding DTE-owned wind and solar farms.

IKEA Clinches Second Canadian Wind Farm

Multinational home furnishings retailer IKEA has clinched a deal with TransAlta and Teck Resources to buy a wind farm located near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, for a price of $119.6 million, according to a January 26 report by local broadcaster CBC News-Calgary.

Apple Goes Greener and Smarter

Apple Goes Greener and Smarter

Apple has seen the future – and it involves both green energy and artificial intelligence. The Cupertino, California mega-tech company made two moves this past week that will drive its business forward more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Sonoma Vineyard Seeks Self-Sufficiency with Multi-Renewable Microgrid and Storage

Stone Edge Farm, a spa and vineyard in Sonoma, California, announced the selection of Emerson Automation Solutions on January 24 to provide efficient and reliable operation of its new microgrid – which Stone Edge describes as “a self-sufficient energy production and distribution facility relying on diverse sources of electricity, including solar power, wind power, hydrogen power, and advanced storage battery technology.”

In Colorado, New Measure Would Preserve Ratepayers’ Rights to Stockpile Energy

Colorado State Senator Stephen Fenberg (D-Boulder) on January 18 introduced a bill (SB17-089) –Concerning the rights of consumers of electricity to install electricity storage systems on their property – declaring that ratepayers have the right to “enhance the reliability and efficiency of the electric grid, save money, and reduce the need for additional electric generation facilities.”

RE100 Annual Report: 87 Companies Worldwide Confirm Business Case for 100% Renewables

Eighty-seven leading global companies – among them, Ikea USA, Hewlett Packard, and Tata Motors – confirm the strong business case for sourcing 100 percent renewable electricity in the newly released RE100 Annual Report 2017.

Deep in the Heart of Red Texas, Al Gore’s New Movie Discovers Climate Action

More than ten years after his original movie, An Inconvenient Truth, shattered illusions about climate change and served as a call to action for liberals, former US Vice President Al Gore’s latest film, An Inconvenient Sequel – which premiered on the opening night of the Sundance … Read more…

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