June 26, 2018
News from London to Tokyo and everywhere in between shows that clean energy is taking over the world.
The City of London has announced a plan to use 100% renewable energy for all government-owned buildings including government housing. By investing in clean power projects, installing solar, and buying clean energy, the City of London Corporation will make the renewable energy switch final by this October.
As more governments around the world get behind solar energy, help ensure new US solar projects support the communities they’re built in. Visit Solar United Neighbors to learn more.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Committee has announced that the games will be fully powered by renewable energy. This “unprecedented” policy extends to competition arenas, the press and broadcast centers, and even the Olympic village. The announcement follows 2022 Olympic co-host Chinese city Zhangjiakou’s announcement of plans to power its games with about 50% renewable energy.
As renewable energy investment grows, the US needs more commitment to environmental justice for people in low-income communities. To learn more, check out Neighborhood Funders Group.
According to new analysis by Bloomberg economists, renewable energy will power half of the world by 2050. It anticipates that global electricity production will shift from from ⅔ fossil fuels to ⅔ renewable energy by the middle of the century, as the falling costs of battery storage supports renewable energy eclipsing coal.