San Diego to go 100% renewable by 2035

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The City of San Diego, California set in 2014 the clear target of achieving “100% renewable energy on the city-wide electrical grid by 2035.” The target is part of a more comprehensive Climate Action Plan launched by Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer last September, which includes other objectives such as an increase in water and energy efficiency in buildings, intensification of public transport, growth of the number of electric vehicles, promotion of walking and cycling routes, zero-waste strategies and climate adaptation measures.

But what policy is the city planning to adopt to make this 100% vision a reality?

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March 26, 2015   No Comments

E.ON follows people`s movement

E.ON CEO Johannes Teyssen at press conference

E.ON CEO Johannes Teyssen at press conference

Germany’s largest utility company announced its break up yesterday: In order to focus wholly on renewable energy, E.ON is spinning off its fossil fuel power plants into a separate company.  With the largest market share in the country, power supplier E.ON plans to create a new publicly listed company that would specialize in coal, gas and nuclear power generation, global energy trading, exploration and production. That leaves the company E.ON SE to concentrate on renewable generation, distribution network and providing customer solutions.

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December 2, 2014   No Comments

Local energy brings greater democracy in Poland

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Poland is clearly far from being a leader on climate action – it still uses coal to generate nearly 90 per cent of its electricity. However, below the doom and gloom headlines there are glimmers of hope that reveal a burgeoning will to join the global transition towards a clean energy future. Indeed, a growing sector of the population is increasingly seeing community energy as a means to a more democratic future.

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November 25, 2014   No Comments