Hackney Council is now sourcing 100% of its electricity demand from renewables, with the council accelerating towards a goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2040. Hackney Council announced on Wednesday (April 1) that it would start sourcing the entirety of its electricity demand from renewables. The Council has invested in rooftop solar systems across its council buildings and is also lowering electricity demand across council-owned homes through a “Green Homes” programmes. Green Homes will offer residents free insulation and trial renewable heating upgrades to lower energy bills and reduce associated emissions. The milestone builds towards the council’s commitment to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030 – against a 2010 baseline – before reaching net-zero emissions by 2040.
Edie 3rd Oct 2020 read more »
The COVID-19 outbreak has provided one last opportunity for fossil fuel stakeholders to beat back the renewable energy revolution. One especially interesting example is the notorious Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. The once-dormant project suddenly sprang into action last week, while protesters have been sidelined by the virus. That may be so, but the window for fossil fuels is already narrowing and it’s about to slam shut. Key US states are already taking action to accelerate their renewable energy plans, virus or no virus. One key state is New York State, which by some measures would be the world’s 11th-largest economy if it was an independent country. On Friday, April 3, New York announced the passage of enabling legislation for its new clean power plans. If that date rings a bell, April 3 is the same day that seven top oil and gas executives went to the White House to discuss the plight of their industry.
Clean Technica 5th April 2020 read more »
New York’s COVID-19 relief plan to back ‘rapid transition to clean renewable energy’.
PV Tech 6th April 2020 read more »