In A Bottle Magazine: “American dream”, 139 countries could be 100% renewable by 2050

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MILAN – A dream, an idea, maybe a possibility.  Having a society that is 100% fuelled by renewable energy sources isn’t a goal that is reserved for small or technologically advanced countries, but is an attainable aim for all countries. Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi, two researchers from the University of Stanford, are convinced of… Read more »

Origin Magazine: Climate Changers 30+ Top Thinkers and Doers

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These climate changers are reshaping the world to deal with the climate crisis. Article: S. Jacob Scherr In December 2015, the eyes of the world will be on Paris when the nations of the world gather for COP21—the twenty-first annual meeting to talk about updating and implementing 1992 treaty promises to curb emissions of carbon… Read more »

Clean Technica: Getting To 100% Renewable Energy In the US

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January 7th, 2016 by Adam Johnston Getting to 100% renewable energy in the US by 2050 is a goal that is gaining traction among the US public. Reports from many environmental organizations have been written on how to get to this target, including from Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Foundation. After last year’s COP21 conference, the momentum has… Read more »

The Guardian: It’s time to transition to 100% clean energy: the wind is now at our backs – Mark Ruffalo

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The climate agreement reached in Paris is provoking a flurry of caveats, criticisms and cautions. Many of those criticisms are warranted and there’s a lot of work ahead to make sure countries live up to their promises. But we should not miss a chance to celebrate a historic turning point. World leaders finally made commitments… Read more »

The Nation: Congress Has a Plan to Achieve 100 Percent Clean and Renewable Energy by 2050

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But instead of taking up the challenge of climate change, Republicans are threatening to shut down the government. By Raul Grijalva, Rep. Keith Ellison and Mark Ruffalo World leaders from over 190 countries are meeting right now in Paris to develop global plans to reduce carbon emissions and overcome the threat of climate change. With 2015… Read more »

New York Times: A Path for Climate Change, Beyond Paris

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The pledges that countries have signaled they will make in Paris over the next two weeks to cut emissions will inevitably fall short of what is needed to solve the problem of climate change. But many political leaders gathering there — including governors, mayors, and provincial cabinet secretaries — are pushing for more aggressive cuts…. Read more »

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 »

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 »

CNN Money: Leonardo DiCaprio breaks up with Big Oil

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Original story here Leonardo DiCaprio has joined a growing consortium of investors that is breaking ranks with fossil fuels. The movie star tweeted that he joined the ranks of Divest Invest. And he’s not alone. The divestment movement, according to a report from Arabella Advisors, has grown to 2,040 individuals and 436 institutions from 43… Read more »