March 26th, 2020 | by World Resources Institute
The COVID-19 pandemic is laying bare two unavoidable facts about our new reality: we are more interconnected than ever, and cities are at the front lines of this crisis and will be at the front lines of any similarly globalized crisis in the future
January 7th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson
Washington, D.C., Virginia, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont are working together to formulate a policy proposal to reduce transportation carbon emissions.
The point of the collective effort is to reduce air pollution, improve transportation to underserved people and develop economic opportunities.
The collaborators have a goal to generate the low-carbon regional policy in one year, after which they can decide if they are going to adopt it
December 28th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The District of Columbia (Washington, DC) City Council voted before Christmas in favor of passing the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 which implements a 100% renewable energy target by 2032.
March 31st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
PJM Interconnection, a transmission operator serving parts of the eastern United States, has published a report confirming that its system can remain reliable even with the addition of more natural gas and variable renewable energy sources.
May 14th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor
Originally published on Union of Concerned Scientists. By Sam Gomberg Despite relentless legislative attacks funded by the Koch Brothers and other fossil [&hellip
November 25th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown
Nissan and NRG eVgo are celebrating the expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in greater Washington, DC in a creative [&hellip
April 1st, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci
California’s clean energy economy is already America’s largest, but two bills making their way through the state legislature could open access to renewables for millions of utility customers – without any subsidies.
If passed, SB 43 and AB 104 would allow the 75% of California utility customers who can’t install their own on-site generation to subscribe to “shared” renewable energy projects of up to 20 megawatts (MW).
Advocates say a 500MW shared renewables pilot program within the state’s three largest utility service territories would create 7,000 green jobs, earn $60 million in state sales tax revenue, generate $2 billion in economic activity, and voluntarily surpass the state’s 33% renewable portfolio standard
August 31st, 2011 | by John Farrell
For many years the citizens of Washington, DC, struggled for the basic right to elect their own leaders. In 2011, they should use their political home rule to maximize the economic benefits of local renewable energy with “electricity home rule.”