October 15, 2018

The International Energy Agency predicts that renewable power will make up 40% of global energy use in the next 5 years. Bay Area activists and the DC Council are doing their part to keep up.

Renewable Energy Will Grow Massively Across The Globe by 2023, Says IEA Report

In the face of sobering news from last week’s UN global warming report, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) finds that renewable energy is on pace for rapid expansion across the globe. It’s set to make up 40% of global energy consumption growth over the next 5 years. The report says that the greatest opportunity for the future of renewable energy is modern bioenergy – using natural resources for fuel – which it deems “the overlooked giant within renewable energy.”

As the world’s cities make renewable energy pledges, help ensure the US keeps up.  The CLEO Institute aims to inform and engage their south Florida communities about climate action.

Climate bill would move DC to 100% renewable energy by 2032

Washington, DC is entertaining one of the nation’s most aggressive plans to cut carbon emissions. New legislation proposed by five DC Council members would aim to use entirely renewable sources of energy by 2032, 14 years from now. The measure would also enhance the city’s green building standards and authorize the mayor to enter regional agreements with Virginia and Maryland to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

As more Americans get behind solar energy, help ensure new solar projects support the        communities they’re built in. Visit Solar United Neighbors to learn more.

The Business of Clean Energy Equity for All

Three San Francisco Bay Area-based organizations — GRID Alternatives, the Greenlining Institute, and Rising Sun Energy Center – have been chosen as this year’s “Clean Energy Equity Changers” by business, technology and sustainability publication GreenBiz. Green Biz will host their inaugural Clean Energy Equity Showcase at the VERGE 18 conference to spotlight the work that these organizations are doing to create an inclusive and equitable clean economy.

The Bay Area is home to many organizations doing important work at the intersection of climate and social justice, including  Solutions Project grantee Asian Pacific Environmental Network.