May 8, 2018

The good news is rolling in from all over the country, from wind energy in the midwest and solar in California to big new action in Minnesota!


A Renewable Energy Revolution in Trump Country?

According to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association, four states – Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota – can now report that 30% or more of their in-state electricity production comes from wind.

To support investment in social and climate justice for people in low and moderate income communities throughout the US, check out Neighborhood Funders Group.


California Blows Through Solar Power, Renewable Energy Output Records

California surpassed a series of its peak solar and renewable energy generation records last week, charting peak highs in utility-scale solar in particular. According to the California Independent System Operator, utility-scale solar generation reached 10,521 megawatts on Thursday April 26, and on Saturday it peaked again 10,539 megawatts.

To support solar energy projects powering the communities they’re built in, visit Solar United Neighbors.


Minneapolis Commits to 100% Renewable Energy

The Minneapolis, Minnesota City Council unanimously approved the city’s commitment to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030. According to the Sierra Club, Minneapolis is the largest city in the Midwest and the 65th city in the country to commit to transitioning to 100% clean, renewable energy.

As cities make big changes, pollution still disproportionately affects low-income communities of color and recent immigrants. Learn more about how Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice works to change that.