9 States Embrace Clean Energy, Agree to Cut Power Plant Emissions an Extra 30%

Nine Republican and Democratic Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors committed to further cut pollution Wednesday through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The proposed changes to the RGGI program, reached after more than 20 months of negotiations, will include extending the pollution cap to 2030 with a 30 percent reduction from …

South Miami = 1st City Outside California To Enact Rooftop Solar Mandate

Yes, South Miami, Florida, supports the Paris Climate Agreement. The city has reason to do so, as concerns are large that Miami and surrounding areas will sink into the wild blue ocean before the end of the century if action isn’t taken. Trying to do its part more, in July, …

Solar Energy Brings A Ray Of Hope To Salt Farmers In Gujarat

A vast majority of India’s salt comes from Gujarat’s Little Rann of Kutch desert. Here, about 43,000 salt farmers, mostly women, work in brutal heat to produce salt from briny tidal water. It is hard work for little pay. Most of these salt farmers barely earn enough to support their …

Mayors Take Bold Step Toward 100% Clean Energy

Mayors from across the nation joined with the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign Wednesday to announce a new effort to engage and recruit mayors to endorse a goal of transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy. Ahead of the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in Miami Beach in June, …

Australia Ranked Among Worst Developed Countries for Climate Change Action

Australia has been singled out again as a climate laggard, being ranked fifth-worst for emissions and policies among developed countries and among the six worst countries in the G20 when it comes to climate action. In the climate change performance index, released overnight at the UN climate talks in Marrakech, …