October 1, 2018

There’s a reason more global companies and Republican leaders are adopting renewable energy: It’s cheap, resilient, and abundant!

Hurricane Florence crippled electricity and coal — solar and wind were back the next day

Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Florence swamped North and South Carolina, thousands of residents who get power from coal-fired utilities remain without electricity. Yet solar installations, which provide less than 5% of North Carolina’s energy, were up and running the day after the storm, according to electricity news outlet GTM.

To support southern communities nearby in Georgia who are advocating for shared prosperity and resilience on issues of climate and energy check out  Partnership for Southern Equity.

Climate Week NYC: Seven new members sign on to RE100, pledge 100% renewable energy

RE100, the global 100% renewable energy initiative,  announced the addition of seven new members at Climate Week NYC last week. This bringing the total number of companies up to 152, including the first companies from Latin America and Turkey. New members include the world’s largest bakery company Group Bimbo, maker of Sara Lee and Entenmann’s snack cakes in the US and, US ride-share company Lyft.

Corporate initiatives build massive people power to curb climate change. To learn more about local work building power around climate change solutions, visit Miami Climate Alliance.

Why Republican Leaders Love Renewable Energy

Rural Republican districts are often the locations with the best solar and wind resources — think about rural Kansas, Indiana, and Texas.hen those resources are harnessed for renewable power, they bring good jobs to places where new sources of employment are often otherwise scarce. That’s why of the 240 Republican districts (in the continental US), 157 have wind or solar as their cheapest electricity option.

Learn about how leaders in the red state of Florida are informing and engaging their      communities about climate action at CLEO Institute.