Bloomberg: Eight Ways to Save the Planet

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By Christopher Flavelle Another round of United Nations climate talks started this week in Paris, and they face a fundamental problem. Most scientists agree that potentially catastrophic climate change can’t be stopped except by keeping global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above their pre-industrial average. Yet even if each country cuts emissions as… Read more »

World Economic Forum: Could energy be 100% green in 2030?

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The scientific community has made it clear: if we do not tackle climate change now by lowering greenhouse gas emissions, global warming will become irreversible and catastrophic. Many are hopeful that the Paris climate talks will produce an agreement between nations that will define an effective global strategy for the next century and beyond. But many believe that… Read more »

FastCo Exist: The World Could Run Entirely On Wind, Solar, And Hydro Power By 2050

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In a few decades, the world could be powered by nothing but wind, water, and sunlight. That’s the conclusion of a new study released just before world leaders head to Paris to strike a climate deal. “These are basically plans showing it’s technically and economically feasible to change the energy infrastructure of all of these… Read more »

El Mundo: La Esperanza de Hope

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La mitad de la electricidad en California vendrá de energías renovables para el 2030 según una ley firmada por el gobernador esta semana. Es un paso más hacia la meta propuesta por The Solutions Project, la ONG abanderada por Leonardo DiCaprio y Mark Ruffalo, y dirigida por Sarah Shanley Hope. Que Sarah Shanley Hope se… Read more »

Inside Philanthropy: Mark Ruffalo’s Clean Energy Outfit is Growing, and Drawing A-List Funders

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By Tate Williams; Original story here Mark Ruffalo picked up a big ally when Leonardo DiCaprio joined his clean energy campaign this summer. But Ruffalo’s the Solutions Project already had quite a list of funders and investors behind it. Oscar-nominated actor and Incredible Hulk Mark Ruffalo has built a name for himself as the rare… Read more »

Miami New Times: Here’s What It Would Take For Florida to Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

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By Jessica Weiss; Original story here Think oil and gas drilling and nuclear power plants are only way to power South Florida’s economy? Think again.A group of Stanford scholars say they’ve proven that it is “technically and economically feasible” to run Florida’s economy 100 percent on renewable energy. And they’ve already done all the hard work… Read more »

The Huffington Post: Opening The Door To Solar Power For All

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By Mark Ruffalo; Original story here For a long time, everybody thought of solar panels as something only rich people could afford. But when you think about it, the fuel — sunlight — is free. So if you can make the equipment affordable and accessible, in theory, solar should be a great option for all… Read more »

The Buffalo News: Another Voice: It’s time for solar power to shine for all consumers

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By Mark Ruffalo And Aaron Bartley; Original story here Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State Energy Plan, released last week, breaks big barriers to clean energy. But the biggest barrier of all is affordability for 100 percent of people. That’s what we care about most and it’s why we launched the 100% campaign last month in New… Read more »

Vox: Here’s what it would take for the US to run on 100% renewable energy

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By David Roberts; Original story here It is technically and economically feasible to run the US economy entirely on renewable energy, and to do so by 2050. That is the conclusion of a new study in the journal Energy & Environmental Science, authored by Stanford scholar Mark Z. Jacobson and nine colleagues. Jacobson is well-known… Read more »