Target Announces 100% Renewable Energy Target Amidst New Climate Policy

Target, one of America’s leading discount store retailers, has this week announced a new climate policy and goals based on the Science-Based Targets initiative, including a commitment to source 100% renewable energy in its domestic operations. Target published its new climate policy and goals on Tuesday, created with the Science-Based Target initiative “in mind” in …

Quitting Coal: New Global Survey Names the Companies, Countries and Cities

More than a quarter of the 1,675 companies that owned or developed coal-fired power capacity since 2010 have entirely left the coal power business, according to new research from CoalSwarm and Greenpeace. This represents nearly 370 large coal-fired power plants—enough to power around six United Kingdoms—and equivalent to nearly half a trillion dollars in assets …

China To Face Clean Energy Subsidy Problems Without Change Of Policy, Government Official Says

There will be increasing problems in the coming years with regard to China meeting its clean energy subsidy obligations, unless changes are made to the country’s fixed power price policies, a government official revealed recently. Mississippi solar jobs ChinaIn total, the shortfall expected without a change of policy will climb to 200 billion yuan ($30.2 …

Inaugural Island Renewable Energy Initiative Meeting Held In Maldives

The inaugural meeting of the Island Renewable Energy Initiative (IRIE) was recently held in Malé, Maldives, in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) — bringing together senior officials and ministers from 30 different countries and organizations to discuss ways of accelerating renewable energy deployment and addressing climate change. The Government of the Maldives …

DTE Buys Easements for Wind Farms

Since April, DTE Electric Company has recorded easements on 276 parcels of agricultural property in Branch County for the purpose of evaluation for wind farm developments. Atwell Engineering, as agents for DTE, has negotiated and recorded documents from 59 property owners mostly in Union, Sherwood and Matteson Townships. Other parcels are in Batavia, Bronson, and …

Solar Energy Talks Happening in Fremont and Omaha

Area residents interested in the current status of the Fremont Community Solar Farm project have two upcoming opportunities to receive updates about what all the approximately $2 million project entails. From 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, those gathering at Keene Memorial Library will listen to City Administrator Brian Newton, along with Michael Shonka, another Nebraska …

SunPower To Supply 505 Megawatts In First & Second Round Of French Tenders For...

One of the world’s leading solar manufacturers, SunPower, has revealed this week that it will provide 505 megawatts worth of products in the first and second round of French energy regulator CRE’s tenders for solar projects, more than any other solar panel manufacturer. SunPower announced on Wednesday that it will supply 291 megawatts (MW) worth …