Posts Tagged ‘cities’

How six small towns and cities are going green

Small towns are suffering. A powerful Wall Street Journal article from earlier this year said that rural America, much of which is seeing a drop in population , is the new “inner city,” due to declining economic health and accelerating issues of disinvestment, drug dependency, and job loss. View full post on Wind Power News

Pittsburgh and Paris join over 200 cities and states rejecting Trump on climate | Dana Nuccitelli

Local and international efforts might be enough to limit the damage Trump’s scorched Earth approach I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris So said Donald Trump in a speech justifying his irrational, historically irresponsible decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris international climate treaty. Of course, 75% of Pittsburgh […]

What next for renewables in cities? – the expert view

A complex range of factors is shaping how and why cities adopt renewable energy, from costs to the need for stable power supplies As renewable energy projects are rolled out in cities around the world, we spoke to companies and organisations working in the sector to find out what’s happening and what to expect. Here’s […]

Renewable power in cities: send us your photos

Offices, gyms, supermarkets – even your local bus shelter. We want to find out about the renewables projects in your cities Renewable power is spreading across cities around the world. Whether motivated by energy security, cost or climate change, the result is a surge of projects from Rio de Janeiro to Melbourne. Now we want […]

Laredo ranks on list of Top 50 Greenest Cities in the US

A report by WalletHub has listed Laredo as number 40 out of 100 cities they ranked for their green lifestyles and policies. They cited the city’s recycling program, use of CNG buses and signing up for AEP’s City Smart Program. View full post on Wind Power News

Which Cities In the World Are Closest to Nixing Fossil Fuels?

Cities like Reykjavik and Zurich have already quit using fossil fuels to produce power, and others plan to cut back. A new survey reveals just far 162 of them have gone. View full post on Wind Power News

Exelon mulls closure of unprofitable Quad Cities nuke plant

The owner of Illinois’ 11 nuclear reactors must decide next month whether to close its Quad Cities plant, one of three generating stations Exelon Corp. has said are in danger of closing if lawmakers don’t approve a surcharge on electric bills to boost profits. This Oct. 7, 2011 photo shows the North entrance to the […]

The Guardian Cities: Skylines challenge – can I build the world’s greenest city?

Will real-world ideals of urban planning work on a computer simulator? Environmental writer Karl Mathiesen tests the eco-limits in ‘Hopenhagen’ Finn Williams: can I build a truly anti-capitalist city? Welcome to a city built with one goal: to be the greenest of bergs. I aimed to use the Cities: Skylines simulator to provide the residents […]

A Tale of Two Clean Energy Cities: Boulder and Minneapolis

The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota has just entered into a first-of-its kind Clean Energy Partnership with its two utilities, Xcel Energy and the natural gas company CenterPoint. The new agreement renews the city’s franchise agreements with both utilities to include more consumer choices for clean energy, more support for renewable energy development in Minnesota, an […]

Green energy to power over 50 homes in big cities

The Narendra Modi-led government has started work on a plan to ensure half of all homes in major cities receive some power from solar or wind energy sources by 2019. View full post on Wind Power News