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"Local Energy": Why It's Happening Now

We hear a lot these days about “going local.” We might shop at the farmers market or choose to support mom-and-pop businesses in our community. Yet when it comes to energy, we usually just flip the switch or fill up the tank, without thinking much about it. Fortunately, there are rewarding ways we can go local with our energy, too.

Politics

As governments, businesses, and investors “take ambition to the next level”, it’s time for American households to do the same

On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown ended the Global Climate Action Summit he organized in San Francisco with a rallying cry: “This week, cities, states, businesses, and nonprofits stepped up and took strong action.... Now it’s time to take this momentum back home.”

Video

The New Face of Energy

The energy transition is happening. Across the world we are seeing radical shifts in how we produce our energy, and how we use. Energy democracy has come to the American household in the form of new products like electric vehicles and affordable solar panels. Products like these provide us with energy independence, more money in our wallets, and a healthier future. This is the new face of energy.

Drawdown

Why We Joined the Drawdown Coalition

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with fellow nonprofit Project Drawdown by joining the Drawdown Coalition—a growing network of over 200 researchers, business leaders, policy makers, and solution implementers working towards the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming: Drawdown.  

Power Industry

Wind Surpasses Hydro

    Wind surpassed hydropower energy as the biggest source of renewable electricity here in the U.S. thanks to a tripling of wind capacity since 2008.1 You may be wondering where are all these wind turbines going up? Well, the top 3 states are Texas, Iowa, and Oklahoma.1So how much power are we actually talking about here? Well, wind now has the capacity to power over 24 million American homes.2 And with wind and solar adding capacity faster than fossil fuels the power industry3 is undergoing a major and profound transformation.

Keep It Cool

O'Malley Calls for "Seizing America's Renewable Energy Future"

  Highlights from Gov. O'Malley's presentation on 100% clean energy. To learn more about the "New Energy Narrative" click here.   Governor O'Malley delivered a clear call to action on Monday for Americans to make bold strides towards a clean energy future in his talk at Green Builder Media's second annual Sustainability Symposium in Orlando.

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Solar

"Local Energy": Why It's Happening Now

We hear a lot these days about “going local.” We might shop at the farmers market or choose to support mom-and-pop businesses in our community. Yet when it comes to energy, we usually just flip the switch or fill up the tank, without thinking much about it. Fortunately, there are rewarding ways we can go local with our energy, too.

Politics

As governments, businesses, and investors “take ambition to the next level”, it’s time for American households to do the same

On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown ended the Global Climate Action Summit he organized in San Francisco with a rallying cry: “This week, cities, states, businesses, and nonprofits stepped up and took strong action.... Now it’s time to take this momentum back home.”

Video

The New Face of Energy

The energy transition is happening. Across the world we are seeing radical shifts in how we produce our energy, and how we use. Energy democracy has come to the American household in the form of new products like electric vehicles and affordable solar panels. Products like these provide us with energy independence, more money in our wallets, and a healthier future. This is the new face of energy.

Drawdown

Why We Joined the Drawdown Coalition

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with fellow nonprofit Project Drawdown by joining the Drawdown Coalition—a growing network of over 200 researchers, business leaders, policy makers, and solution implementers working towards the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming: Drawdown.  

Power Industry

Wind Surpasses Hydro

    Wind surpassed hydropower energy as the biggest source of renewable electricity here in the U.S. thanks to a tripling of wind capacity since 2008.1 You may be wondering where are all these wind turbines going up? Well, the top 3 states are Texas, Iowa, and Oklahoma.1So how much power are we actually talking about here? Well, wind now has the capacity to power over 24 million American homes.2 And with wind and solar adding capacity faster than fossil fuels the power industry3 is undergoing a major and profound transformation.

Keep It Cool

O'Malley Calls for "Seizing America's Renewable Energy Future"

  Highlights from Gov. O'Malley's presentation on 100% clean energy. To learn more about the "New Energy Narrative" click here.   Governor O'Malley delivered a clear call to action on Monday for Americans to make bold strides towards a clean energy future in his talk at Green Builder Media's second annual Sustainability Symposium in Orlando.

Electric Vehicles

Meet Your Electrified Neighbors: 2017 National Drive Electric Week

Ever wonder who exactly is driving those Teslas, Chevy Bolts, and Nissan Leafs around your town? Well those car owners are gathering at an event near you this week, and they’re ready to answer all your burning questions about what life is actually like with an electric vehicle.

Video

Ten Reasons Why "Keep It Cool" Is Smart For Retailers

    Turn on the local news on any summer day, and there's a decent chance you might hear a familiar story: a regional power company is struggling to meet electricity demand. The power grid strains as we draw megawatts of energy into our homes and businesses to keep them cool during a sweltering hot summer day. Around the country, massive coal-fired power plants are running at full capacity, spewing tons of pollution into the air.

Keep It Cool

Reduce Waste While Back-to-College Shopping!

  It's time to decorate you dorm and revive your closet before syllabus week. As you hit the stores for new gear, you have the opportunity to reduce waste and pollution in your hometown or college town and make a difference. Stores are attracting students going back to college with big sales and open doors. But during hot days with the air conditioning running, these open doors waste a lot of energy.

Power Industry

The Power Industry Is Changing

    In the power sector, utilities are shifting to clean energy because the economic case is so compelling, and the trends are clear: Over the last five years in the US, the fossil fuel industry has retired more electricity generating capacity than they’ve added—which means they’re closing more power plants than they’re opening. This has resulted in a removal of about 20 gigawatts worth of electricity from fossil fuel sources (that’s about 2% of our total

Solar

"Local Energy": Why It's Happening Now

We hear a lot these days about “going local.” We might shop at the farmers market or choose to support mom-and-pop businesses in our community. Yet when it comes to energy, we usually just flip the switch or fill up the tank, without thinking much about it. Fortunately, there are rewarding ways we can go local with our energy, too.

Politics

As governments, businesses, and investors “take ambition to the next level”, it’s time for American households to do the same

On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown ended the Global Climate Action Summit he organized in San Francisco with a rallying cry: “This week, cities, states, businesses, and nonprofits stepped up and took strong action.... Now it’s time to take this momentum back home.”

Video

The New Face of Energy

The energy transition is happening. Across the world we are seeing radical shifts in how we produce our energy, and how we use. Energy democracy has come to the American household in the form of new products like electric vehicles and affordable solar panels. Products like these provide us with energy independence, more money in our wallets, and a healthier future. This is the new face of energy.

Drawdown

Why We Joined the Drawdown Coalition

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with fellow nonprofit Project Drawdown by joining the Drawdown Coalition—a growing network of over 200 researchers, business leaders, policy makers, and solution implementers working towards the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming: Drawdown.  

Power Industry

Wind Surpasses Hydro

    Wind surpassed hydropower energy as the biggest source of renewable electricity here in the U.S. thanks to a tripling of wind capacity since 2008.1 You may be wondering where are all these wind turbines going up? Well, the top 3 states are Texas, Iowa, and Oklahoma.1So how much power are we actually talking about here? Well, wind now has the capacity to power over 24 million American homes.2 And with wind and solar adding capacity faster than fossil fuels the power industry3 is undergoing a major and profound transformation.

Keep It Cool

O'Malley Calls for "Seizing America's Renewable Energy Future"

  Highlights from Gov. O'Malley's presentation on 100% clean energy. To learn more about the "New Energy Narrative" click here.   Governor O'Malley delivered a clear call to action on Monday for Americans to make bold strides towards a clean energy future in his talk at Green Builder Media's second annual Sustainability Symposium in Orlando.

Electric Vehicles

Meet Your Electrified Neighbors: 2017 National Drive Electric Week

Ever wonder who exactly is driving those Teslas, Chevy Bolts, and Nissan Leafs around your town? Well those car owners are gathering at an event near you this week, and they’re ready to answer all your burning questions about what life is actually like with an electric vehicle.

Video

Ten Reasons Why "Keep It Cool" Is Smart For Retailers

    Turn on the local news on any summer day, and there's a decent chance you might hear a familiar story: a regional power company is struggling to meet electricity demand. The power grid strains as we draw megawatts of energy into our homes and businesses to keep them cool during a sweltering hot summer day. Around the country, massive coal-fired power plants are running at full capacity, spewing tons of pollution into the air.

Keep It Cool

Reduce Waste While Back-to-College Shopping!

  It's time to decorate you dorm and revive your closet before syllabus week. As you hit the stores for new gear, you have the opportunity to reduce waste and pollution in your hometown or college town and make a difference. Stores are attracting students going back to college with big sales and open doors. But during hot days with the air conditioning running, these open doors waste a lot of energy.

Power Industry

The Power Industry Is Changing

    In the power sector, utilities are shifting to clean energy because the economic case is so compelling, and the trends are clear: Over the last five years in the US, the fossil fuel industry has retired more electricity generating capacity than they’ve added—which means they’re closing more power plants than they’re opening. This has resulted in a removal of about 20 gigawatts worth of electricity from fossil fuel sources (that’s about 2% of our total

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