June 5, 2018
People want clean energy, researchers are finding ways to optimize its use, and utilities are striving to make it happen!
A new poll, commissioned by CleanChoice Energy and conducted by SurveyUSA, found that of 550 Illinois residents surveyed, 83% “want to be able to choose clean, renewable energy as a source for their home,” and 78% ” would be interested in 100% of their electricity being renewable energy if provided the option.”
Over 1.6 million people in Illinois are in poverty. To support investment in social and climate justice for people in low-income communities, check out Neighborhood Funders Group.
A new study from California’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows how electric cars can bolster the renewable energy grid by acting as mobile batteries. The research team demonstrated that “EVs could help mitigate the impact of daytime overproduction and evening energy surges by being charged in a controlled manner”- for example, during sunny afternoons when solar panels generate excess energy.
To support investment in social and climate justice for people in low and moderate income communities throughout the US, check out Neighborhood Funders Group.
Upon completion of their new “Wind XII” project in Iowa, utility MidAmerican Energy Company “will be the first investor-owned electric utility in the country to generate renewable energy equal to 100% of its customers’ usage on an annual basis.” The company has no plans to increase costs to consumers.