April 24, 2018


Big players made big moves this week! Two states and a big corporation are stepping up to lead on
renewable energy.

University of Alaska runs statewide renewable energy contest

The University of Alaska Center for Economic Development has designed a competition, Volt49, in which Alaskans “come up with renewable energy business ideas as quickly as possible,” using “design sprint” principles popular in silicon valley. The idea is to provide space and prompting for Alaskans to learn new skills, and possibly spark innovation for the state’s next renewable energy startup.


New Jersey Takes a Big Step Toward Renewable Energy

New Jersey’s state legislature has passed Assembly Bill 3723, setting goals to get to 35% renewable energy by 2025 and 50% by 2030. That goal would pull New Jersey in line with some of the leading states on the issue, like New York and California.


P&G Aims for 100% Renewable Energy by 2030, Focusing on Packaging and Supply Chain

Procter and Gamble has announced a goal to use 100% renewable energy at all manufacturing facilities by 2030. This comes as part of the company’s Ambition 2030 sustainability goals, which aim for recyclable packaging, increased water efficiency, and plastics reduction.