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Chicago Becomes Largest City to Commit to Renewable Energy

Chicago Becomes Largest City to Commit to Renewable Energy

In one of his final acts as Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel ushered through the city council a resolution to commit the city to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2040, ten years earlier than the state of Illinois requires, and making it the largest city in the U.S. to do so.

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One cool thing: Apple’s deepening commitment to 100% renewables

One cool thing: Apple’s deepening commitment to 100% renewables

While Apple has managed to power 100% of its operations from renewable energy (in fact, it’s already 1 gigawatt beyond the target of 4 gigawatts it established for 2020), the company announced that it will help its supply chain reach the same goal. Since about 3/4 of Apple’s carbon footprint comes from manufacturing, almost all […]

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Renewables + electrification can get us most of the way to decarbonization

Renewables + electrification can get us most of the way to decarbonization

While some don’t believe that this is achievable, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), renewables and electrification alone can achieve 75% of global emissions reductions goals.

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Amazon not keeping its renewable energy commitments

Amazon not keeping its renewable energy commitments

In 2014, Amazon made a much-applauded announcement that it would power the entire company off of renewable energy. However, recent investigations by Greenpeace and Gizmodo have revealed that Amazon isn’t making good on its commitment.

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Pipelines Remain a Flashpoint

Pipelines Remain a Flashpoint

The President will travel to Texas tomorrow to sign a controversial executive order regarding streamlining the permitting process for oil and gas pipeline projects.  This comes just more than a week after the President signed another controversial executive order to revive the Keystone XL pipeline’s construction, which had been halted by a Montana federal judge’s order.

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California’s Road to electrification will mean learning to forgo gas cooktops

California’s Road to electrification will mean learning to forgo gas cooktops

In its effort to significantly reduce carbon emissions, the state of California is working to encourage electrification of homes and vehicles among its residents. While transportation and power generation are the most well-known sources of GHGs, in California, buildings (and the gas they use) account for a quarter of all emissions. As the LA Times […]

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