As renewable energy investments roll in and Visa makes the switch to clean power, new data show that the number of renewable energy cities has doubled in just three years.
New research from the Carbon Disclosure Project, a non-profit focused on climate change, found that over 100 cities around the world now get at least 70% of their electricity from renewable sources. The researchers hold energy information on more than 570 cities, and they concluded that the number of renewable energy-powered cities is nearly double what it was in 2015, just three years ago.
As the world’s cities make renewable energy pledges, help ensure the US keeps up. The CLEO Institute aims to inform and engage their south Florida communities about climate action. Learn more here.
Visa has committed to using 100% renewable energy by 2019, joining the RE100 initiative, a collaborative group of companies working to make renewable energy attractive to companies and corporations. In addition, Visa will join the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center and sign the World Wildlife Fund’s Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles.
To advance social justice and community change in Visa’s home state, California, check out Neighborhood Funders Group.
The Clean 200 is a list of the 200 largest publicly traded companies in the world that make significant revenue from clean energy. Last year, research found that companies on this list made almost twice as much investment return as fossil fuel companies! The Clean 200 includes names like Siemens, Toyota, Schneider Electric, and Panasonic.
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