Hello Solar put together an interactive map documenting all of the cities in the US that have committed to moving to 100% renewable energy. The map includes the timing on which the cities have committed to complete the transition and the population of each for context. (Note: since the site and many cities write “100% renewable energy,” we are using that language, but many of these commitments are actually just about 100% renewable energy for electricity or electricity + heating.) Perhaps more exciting than just having dots on a map is the fact that each of the 31 dots represents legislation across the US committing to producing 100% of its electricity/energy from renewable sources. While the landscape of renewables varies significantly, the bulk of the renewable supply here comes from hydropower, solar power, and wind power.
One Step Off the Grid 8th May 2017 read more »
Suddenly, everyone is talking about 100 per cent renewable energy, including AGL, which admits that the gas transition won’t happen. That’s because the plunging costs of solar and storage means gas cannot compete on cost or carbons, and battery storage is already a “no-brainer” in states like South Australia.
Renew Economy 5th May 2017 read more »