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100% renewable energy coming to Target stores

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. By Joshua S Hill  Target published its new climate policy and goals on Tuesday, created with the Science-Based Target initiative “in […]

October 19th

10 myths about electric vehicles. What’s the real deal?

New ideas always make us nervous at first. Airplanes and automobiles were once considered dangerous but now are part of every day life. Electric vehicles are a relatively new idea. Some early adopters can’t wait to own one, but most people are still skeptical. By Steve Hanley If electric vehicles suddenly went mainstream, traditional auto makers […]

October 18th

UK Government launches ambitious Clean Growth Strategy to meet climate change goals

The UK Government has announced an ambitious new Clean Growth Strategy to drastically cut carbon emissions and combat climate change, including £557 million for the country’s third renewable energy Contracts for Difference auction set for spring of 2019. By Joshua S Hill  The Clean Growth Strategy is designed to grow the national economy while simultaneously cutting greenhouse […]

October 13th

Coal can’t cut it – DOD shows hurricane-battered grid is better with renewables

Coal industry stakeholders been pushing hard to keep coal-fired power plants front and center in the nation’s grid mix, and a couple of new proposals from the Trump administration’s Energy Department could give them the upper hand. However, this year’s hurricane season has already exposed huge cracks in the coal industry’s “grid resilience” argument, and […]

October 11th

Pruitt dumps Clean Power Plan. All hail the Dirty Power Plan

Ignoring the future of the planet, the health of the people, and the job growth potential of renewable energy, Environmental Protection Agency-hating EPA chief Scott Pruitt will sign a draft rule Tuesday repealing the Clean Power Plan (CPP)  that was designed by the Obama administration to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s power plants. Pruitt, a climate-science […]

October 10th

The repeal of the Clean Power Plan and what it means for us

Scott Pruitt recently announced the repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a landmark climate change rule which would have dramatically cleaned up the way we produce energy. To understand why Reform Judaism opposes the repeal and the impact of the decision, it is important to know some of the history behind the CPP. The Clean Power Plan is […]

October 10th

Clean Power Plan: Pro-life Christians say Trump is taking us in the wrong direction

We are profoundly disappointed in the announcement today by Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that the agency would formally begin the roll-back of the Clean Power Plan, which required utilities to reduce their carbon pollution.  The Clean Power Plan had strong support from pro-life Christians; nearly 230,000 pro-life Christians signed our […]

October 10th

EV Report (part 2) – Electric Vehicles will revolutionize the grid (and save you money)

The following is an excerpt of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Choosing the Electric Avenue: Unlocking Savings, Emissions Reductions, and Community Benefits of Electric Vehicles report. We’ll be republishing the full report in order to bring more attention to the changing landscape of electric vehicles. Read part one here. By John Farrell  Impact: Improving the Grid Electric vehicles boost […]

October 10th