Renewable Energy

Talk about bringing power to the people: eight regional governments in California are in various stages of adopting "community choice" utilities to buy power from the grid in the hopes of cleaning up their energy portfolio.
13 hours ago   San Jose Mercury News
When climate change initially became a powerful political talking point, the dirty economies of developing countries might have made U.S. efforts seem inconsequential. Now the roles of reversed, and the U.S. has some catching up to do.
21 hours ago   Mother Jones
"Every city light, city park, community center, fire station and service yard," in Sin City will be powered by renewable energy in January 2017, according to an announcement by Mayor Carolyn Goodman.
4 days ago   Las Vegas Sun
The Garden State once dreamed of becoming a global leader in offshore wind electricity generation. Now its plans look dead in the water.
Sep 1, 2015   The Record
California industries are buying offsets in lieu of purchasing carbon allowances or reducing carbon emissions, and most of the offsets are spent out-of-state, assisting the recipients economically as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Aug 21, 2015   KQED: California Report
A fake news report from the fake news site The Onion lampoons the American culture of excess and its disregard for environmental consequences.
Aug 7, 2015   The Onion
Buffalo made its fortune in long-gone heavy industries such as steel. Now a new industrial revolution—in renewable energy—is bringing new life to the coldest, northernmost city of the American Rust Belt.
Jul 27, 2015   New York Times
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors acted against the recommendations of county planners in moving toward banning utility-scale wind energy production from unincorporated parts of the county.
Jul 17, 2015   Los Angeles Daily News
The Swansea Tidal Lagoon, planned for the Bristol Channel on the southern coast of Wales, spares no expense in delivering first-of-its-kind renewable energy.
Jul 4, 2015   The Architect's Newspaper
The headline from Quartz doesn’t hold back: "Renewable energy just had its best year ever."
Jun 27, 2015   Quartz
Some state legislators in Texas are declaring "mission accomplished" and moving to freeze the state's Renewable Energy Credit program.
Mar 26, 2015   The Dallas Morning News