Weeks after Mayor Jim Kenney denounced the White House’s move to reject the Paris climate accord, Philadelphia announced today that it has committed to transitioning to 100 percent clean energy.
Prime Minister Lin Chuan’s administration hopes to attract $59 billion of private capital in order to boost the share of renewable energy in Taiwan’s power mix to 20 per cent by 2025.
President Moon also plans to close at least 10 ageing coal-fired power plants before his term ends in 2022, as well as boosting renewables’ share of the country’s energy mix from 6.6 per cent today to 20 per cent by 2030.
That money will go towards efforts to improve the energy efficiency of Apple’s own facilities, as well as throughout its supply chain, by financing renewable energy, procuring more recycled and renewable source materials so as to reduce its need to mine for them.
Combined wind and solar energy accounted for more than 10 per cent of U.S. power generation in March; the highest ever share of renewable energy in the nation’s power mix.
The Singapore Sustainability Academy (SSA) has been built to highest energy efficiency and green building standards and will serve as the city-state’s sustainability learning and collaboration hub.
California and Germany will take joint action against climate change, the state’s governor and German environment minister say.
Signatories of the pact include Maruha Nichiro Corporation and Nippon Suisan Kaish – the two largest fishing companies by revenues – as well as the world’s two largest tuna companies and the two largest aquafeed companies.
Goldwind Americas announced plans for a free training program for wind farm technicians, aiming the program at coal miners having trouble finding work.
Hawaii has become the first American state to adhere to the Paris climate agreement, just days after President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the international pact.