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These 100 cities are ready for 100% renewable energy

Three years ago, when the Sierra Club launched its Ready For 100 campaign to encourage cities to commit to 100% renewable energy, we knew that local action would be a key component of speeding the transition from fossil fuels, but we didn’t know just how important it would become. Thanks to the federal government’s forced […]

December 31st

Five cities show what urban transformation looks like

Urbanization is changing the face of the planet—for better and for worse. City populations, GDP and investment are increasing exponentially. At the same time, carbon emissions are rising, more and more people are living in slums, and air pollution is a growing threat. Experts point to the need for urban transformation, yet few people have a concrete sense of how […]

December 31st

California and China sign their own climate agreement. Sorry, Trump

California governor Jerry Brown is in China this week. He signed a climate agreement with Wan Gang, China’s minister of science and technology, committing both parties to work together to lower carbon emissions. He will be the keynote speaker at the Under2 Clean Energy Forum in Beijing on June 7, addressing  leaders from 170 countries, states, and cities […]

June 7th

You know those mayors defying Trump on the Paris climate agreement? Call em to say thanks

Hundreds of U.S. mayors are demonstrating one way to resist Donald Trump’s climate and energy agenda: They’ve joined an alliance pledging to keep supporting the Paris climate agreement that Trump has announced he will abandon. By Meteor Blades Activists ought to link arms with these mayors, phone or write them, and applaud them for taking a stand against […]

June 7th