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February 20, 2017

California, lawmaker's new bill: 100% clean energy.

ALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Kevin de León has promised to lead the resistance to President Trump. A new bill could make good on that promise. The California Senate leader has introduced legislation that would require...[more]

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June 24, 2016

Canada: Oxford County commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050

Motion sets County as the first municipality in Ontario to commit to a 100% renewable energy target.A motion put forward by County Councillor Trevor Birtch (City of Woodstock) and passed unanimously by County Council will see...[more]

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April 1, 2016

Nearly 40% of US Electricity Could Come From Rooftop Solar

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found that nearly 40 percent of electricity in the U.S. could come from rooftop solar photovoltaics, according to a new study. [read more][more]

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December 16, 2015

San Diego Takes 100% Renewable Electricity Target From Vision to Law

In 2013, our Institute catalyzed the City of San Diego to pledge to go 100% renewable, ... today it is Law.From Vision to Law - San Diego Adopts Legally Binding Climate Action Plan With Provision for 100% Renewable Electricity...[more]

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November 30, 2015

Our Institute Founder Invited by US State Department Meets With Energy Leaders in Brazil.

Renewables 100 Policy Institute Founder and Board Chair, Angelina Galiteva, traveled last week (Nov. 14-21 2015) to Brazil at the invitation of the US State Department to meet with Brazilian Government Representatives, National...[more]

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September 30, 2015

Going 100% renewable energy for a better future

Despite being major centres, it is not a given that decisions made in New York and Paris reverberate in villages in Bangladesh, in boardrooms in Bogota and in the city hall of Vancouver. But that’s exactly what needs to happen...[more]

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September 21, 2015


Greenpeace’s Energy [R]evolution scenario 2015 phases out coal, oil, gas and nuclear energy as fast as technically and economically possible, by expanding the renewable energy share to 42 per cent in 2030, 72 per cent in 2040 and...[more]

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July 20, 2015

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2015

The World Nuclear Industry Reports Half Of The World Gets More Power From Renewable Energy Over Nuclear Power Back in the 1950s, scientists discovered that energy can be generated from splitting atoms. This reaction was known...[more]

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June 18, 2015

Renewables 2015 Global Status Report Launched

Renewable Energy’s Record Year Helps Uncouple Growth of Global Economy and CO2  Read the Renewables 2015 Global Status Report   Record installations for wind and solar PV in 2014;164 countries with...[more]

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June 11, 2015

Hawaii First in the Nation to Set 100% Renewable Energy Goal

The Governor signed four energy-related bills into law today, establishing the state as a leader in renewable sources for power.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.  Hawai’i is now the first state in the nation to adopt a...[more]

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May 1, 2015

Hawaii lawmakers agree on 100% renewables by 2045 mandate

A joint House-Senate committee in Hawaii agreed in a compromise on House Bill 623 to set 2045 as the target year for obtaining 100% of the state's electricity from renewables. The Senate had wanted 2050 and the House had...[more]

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March 23, 2015

Canada Could Go 100 Percent Renewable By 2035 If Its Government Gets Serious About Climate Change

Canada can be a world leader in emissions reductions and renewable energy use, but only if its federal government decides to take climate change seriously, according to a new report. The report, published Wednesday by 70...[more]

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March 23, 2015

Costa Rica powered 100% by renewables for first 75 days of 2015

The Latin American country of Costa Rica has achieved the milestone of generating 100 per cent of its energy from renewable resources, with a combination of hydropower and geothermal for 75 days in a row, the the state-owned...[more]

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March 20, 2015

Texas city to go 100% solar, wind – because it’s cheaper, more reliable

A city in Texas – home to the “Gusher Age” of American oil – is aiming to become 100 per cent renewable within two years, after finalising a deal with SunEdison to supply it with solar power for 25...[more]

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March 16, 2015

Michigan town has ‘NEAT’ idea to go 100 percent renewable

Ten percent of Michigan’s power will come from renewable sources by the end of this year. For a small community in the western tip of the state’s lower peninsula, though, that’s not enough. A group of residents in Leelanau...[more]

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