climate change

President Obama
Katie Coleman

Friday Fastbreak: Obama Makes Effort to Curb Climate Change

Catch up on the latest news in the renewable energy industry from the week of May 26, 2014. White House to Announce Plan to Combat Climate Change President Obama is taking significant measures to fight climate change. In a new plan, up to 20 percent of carbon emissions will be cut from the nation’s coal-fired […]

San Francisco
Katie Coleman

Friday Fastbreak: San Fran Moves to Limit Fossil Fuels

A new proposal limiting the movement of fossil fuels in San Francisco goes before city officials San Francisco may soon wage war against the powerful fossil fuel industry and limit exports of coal and petroleum coke. If the San Francisco Environment Commission agrees to a proposal presented Thursday, city leaders will then be brought in […]

Katie Coleman

Hydropower and Climate Change in Friday Fastbreak

From hydropower to the fossil fuel industry, catch up on the latest energy news in this week’s Friday Fastbreak. U.S. Looks to Hydropower to Cut Dependency on Coal A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy suggests that the country can reduce its reliance on coal and, thus, lower greenhouse gas emissions, by embracing […]

Taylon Chandler

Renewable Energy, Climate Change and More in Friday Fastbreak

Africa Commits $100 Million to Renewable Efforts The African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) announced earlier this week that it is committing $100 million to its renewable energy projects. This funding will go to small and midsize independent power producers that provide small hydro, wind, geothermal, solar, biomass and waste gas. Berkeley Energy Africa Limited, a […]