Posts Tagged ‘cities’

More than 100 cities now mostly powered by renewable energy, data shows

The number of cities getting at least 70% of their total electricity supply from renewable energy has more than doubled since 2015 The number of cities reporting they are predominantly powered by clean energy has more than doubled since 2015, as momentum builds for cities around the world to switch from fossil fuels to renewable […]

More cities powered by renewable energy, data shows

The number of cities getting at least 70% of their total electricity supply from renewable energy has more than doubled since 2015 The number of cities reporting they are predominantly powered by clean energy has more than doubled since 2015, as momentum builds for cities around the world to switch from fossil fuels to renewable […]

States, cities and companies are leading the way toward clean, renewable energy

Over the last year, cities and towns throughout the United States have assumed a new mantle of leadership: establishing bold commitments to move away from dirty fuels and re-power their communities with 100 percent clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Community by community, local leaders are demonstrating that a transition away from dirty […]

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 […]