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The Future of Clean Power under the New Administration

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Jan 12, 2017 11:39:14 AM

 In a letter published earlier this month, a coalition of 19 states and munincipalities have appealed to President-elect Donald Trump to protect the Clean Power Plan, a rule that "reasonably limits emissions from fossil-fueled power plants". The Plan is a signature accomplishment of the Obama administration, and is projected to eliminate 870 million tons of harmful gases by 2030-- equal to the yearly emissions of about 160 million cars, and 30% of carbon pollution.The legislation covers 1,000 plants, implementing state-specific reduction targets that would collectively lower power plants' carbon emissions to 2005 levels by 2030.

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Topics: policy, Trump, renewable energy

IKEA to Construct Largest Non-utility Solar Arrays in OH, IL

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Dec 1, 2016 1:14:02 PM

In a continuation of what is now a growing trend of private sector-involvement, IKEA will soon become the largest non-utility owner of solar power in the state of Ohio. Boasting a potential of 1.21 MW potential from 3,546 PV panels, the Columbus, OH project is the second in the state for the houseware giant; its Cincinnati store was topped with a 1.026 MW array in 2012.

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Topics: re100, corporate, renewable energy

Powering the Future: Renewable Energy-Supporting Corporate Cooperative Continues to Grow

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Oct 4, 2016 7:30:21 AM

The opening of this year’s Climate Week NYC was punctuated by the arrival of the latest wave of participants in a growing trend: Bank of America, General Motors, Wells Fargo & Co, VF Corp, and Apple joined The Climate Group’s RE100, an international coalition of corporations committed to adopting 100% renewable electricity. 

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Topics: brand marketing, re100, bank of america, corporate, wells fargo, gm, environmental responsibility, Going Green, renewable energy

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