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Is Your City, County or State on the List?

Positive Future #286 (Feature photo – Renewable Energy – CCA 2.0) In past times, most big decisions and agendas for change came from the federal level. That is now splintering as states, counties and cities take up their own agendas on things like food, banning gas cars and in a larger vision – committing to source 100% of energy needs from renewable sources. The Sierra Club is keeping tabs on the activity. So far there are 87 cities, 9 counties and 2 states that have committed to sourcing all of their energy use from renewables with time frames. Some of the larger players that can materially move market share from…

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Churches in the UK Switch to Renewable Energy

Positive Future #217 (Feature photo – Canterbury Cathedral in the UK – CCA SA 4.0 International courtesy of WyrdLight.com) The United Kingdom has over 16,000 places of worship. Now, more than 5,500 are using 100 percent renewable energy. In an effort called “Parish Buying”, the Church of England leverages its numbers to buy power at wholesale prices. Clean Technica provides further insights at: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/05/5500-churches-in-uk-have-switched-to-renewable-energy/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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NextEra Energy – Puts America on the Renewable Energy Map

Positive Future #182 (Feature photo – A NextEra Energy Wind Project – CCA 2.0 Generic) NextEra Energy, a Florida energy company, is the world’s largest operator of wind and solar farms. While the company also has gas and nuclear facilities, its renewable portfolio is growing. The company has a combined generating capacity of approximately 46 gigawatts – enough to power 34 million homes under ideal conditions. With over 14,000 employees, the company is making a difference in America’s global competitiveness in renewal technology. Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Renewable Energy for 170 Million Homes?

Positive Future #178 (Feature photo – Solar Panels – Apple Computers New Headquarters – CCA SA 4.0 International) CleanTechnica just reported that India is planning to increase its renewal energy from the existing 70 gigawatts of installed renewable power to 227 gigawatts by 2022. Estimates are that 227 gigawatts (under ideal conditions) can power 170 million homes in first-world nations. One wonders how many modest homes in India this amount of renewable energy can power? At a cost of $50 billion to achieve this milestone, the vision is certainly lofty. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/12/indias-new-227-gigawatt-renewable-energy-target-is-ambitious-challenging-but-possible-says-ieefa/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Changing Sources of Energy for Electricity

Positive Future #87 (Feature photo – U.S. Electricity Generation– U.S. EIA) The U.S. Energy Information Administration just published a chart that illustrates the changing mix of fuels that generate the nation’s electricity. The most noticeable change has been a 19 percent increase in the use of renewables and natural gas with an equal loss in oil and coal since 2008. Overall, U.S. investment in clean energy reached $57 billion in 2017. Renewable energy was the only sector that gained market share in 2017. Natural gas lost 2 percent. Nuclear stayed the same. Coal stayed the same. The trends away from coal, oil and natural gas appear to be solidified. With…

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