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Europe’s largest bank won’t fund new coal power plants, oil sands and arctic drilling, except in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam.
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Earth Day is this Sunday! 🌎 🎉

Give thanks to our planet -- join Team Sierra's nationwide hike and rally your friends and family to raise funds to benefit Sierra Club. Together, we can make a big difference. Sign up today: https://sc.org/2qLoBgd

Over 5000 folks all across the country are supporting Team Sierra's Earth Day celebration. Help us represent #EveryCorner by joining our team today.
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The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth - its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
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Electrify America plans to install an unspecified number of DC fast-charge stations, of up to 350 kw, at 100 Walmart stores across the country.
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“Coal, which fueled the world’s biggest economies for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables.

The latest example of how one of the dirtie...st fossil fuels is being squeezed out of the market came this week in Britain, which went for a record 55 hours without its any of its power plants producing electricity by burning coal. At the same time wind turbines produced more power.”

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Coal, which fueled the world’s biggest economies for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables.
bloomberg.com
Liberal states' carbon-cutting plans are stuck in traffic. Literally. Transportation emissions threaten to undercut blue states' climate goals, raising questions about their ability to lead U.S. climate efforts at a time when the federal government is rolling back environmental regulations.
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Ohio’s wind power projects are providing millions in annual revenue for the state’s rural communities, according to a new report from the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF). In total, the state’s four utility-scale wind projects in Paulding, Van Wert and Hardin counties will have delivered over $54 ...
nawindpower.com
Newly-produced emails show the strong sway Sam Randazzo, a lobbyist for large industrial users of coal power, has had on Ohio wind-energy foe Rep. Bill Seitz’s efforts to keep the state’s strict property line setbacks in place.
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Mike Bloomberg

Ahead of Earth Day, we have a chance to take an optimistic look at climate change – focused on hope, not fear. “Climate of Hope” is a blueprint for how we can u...phold the Paris Agreement. In it, Carl Pope and I explain how despite federal inaction on climate change, cities, businesses and citizens are leading – and winning – the fight to protect our planet. https://mikebloom.bg/2HF3Gmr

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The ZERO Code is a national and international building energy standard for new building construction that integrates cost-effective energy efficiency standards with on-site and/or off-site renewable energy resulting in zero-net-carbon buildings.
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Extreme weather events and natural disasters such as bomb cyclones, forest fires, the polar vortex, and hurricanes are wreaking havoc on buildings, the electric grid, and other critical US infrastructure. Some communities are still struggling to rebuild from last year’s disasters, even as another ...
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Transitioning the world to 100 percent renewable electricity isn't just some environmentalist pipe dream—it's "feasible at every hour throug
ecowatch.com
Nate Adams shared 100% campaign's post to the group: Electrify Everything.

If heat pumps can already compete with cheap natural gas, what if the cost goes down for electricity?

My bet is that electricity will get cheaper over time and become the least expensive fuel. What do you think?

"In 2008 Georgetown’s electricity rate was 11.4 cents per kilowatt hour. Last year it was only 8.5 cents."

Georgetown, Texas, has become something of a green celebrity for reaching its 100% renewable energy goal in just three years, and now the city is taking clean power to the next level with a plan to pay residents for installing rooftop solar.
cleantechnica.com
A look at the businesses and nonprofits working to lessen their impact on the environment.
cleveland.com

"So far, the solar industry has grown fastest in California, driven in part by state policies to speed the transition to climate-friendly energy sources. The st...ate got 17% of its electricity from solar and wind in 2016, the most recent year for which the California Energy Commission has data. The state also added 95 megawatts of storage last year.
Already, California officials have started rejecting proposed gas plants and asking utilities for more batteries instead."

We like it, Cali.

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An energy company wants to build a massive solar farm in California that would have battery storage with triple the capacity of Tesla's project
usatoday.com

This might be a good model to insist on in Ohio

The national solar developer SunRun announced Wednesday it is opening an office in Illinois, citing incentives for distributed solar generation in the state energy law passed in late 2016 and currently being implemented.
energynews.us

That GM is going to use renewables to power Ohio operations is great, but why are the jobs in Illinois? ask your Representative !

http://renews.biz/110735/enel-starts-hilltopper-climb/

Construction underway at 185MW wind farm in Illinois
renews.biz