Here's what it would take for the US to run on 100% renewable energy

Vox | June 9, 2015 | Column by David Roberts

It is technically and economically feasible to run the US economy entirely on renewable energy, and to do so by 2050. That is the conclusion of a new study in the journal Energy & Environmental Science, authored by Stanford scholar Mark Z. Jacobson and nine colleagues.

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A Fossil Fuel-Free World is Possible: How to Power a Warming Earth Without Oil, Coal and Nuclear

Democracy Now! | June 5, 2015 | Report by Amy Goodman

Is a 100 percent renewable energy future possible? According to Stanford professor Mark Jacobson, the answer is yes. Jacobson has developed plans for all 50 states to transform their power infrastructure to rely on wind, water and solar power. This comes as California lawmakers have approved a dozen ambitious environmental and energy bills creating new standards for energy efficiency. Dubbed the California climate leadership package, the 12 bills set high benchmarks for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum use. We speak with Jacobson and Noah Diffenbaugh, Stanford University associate professor and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

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Apollo Plan Asks for the Moon in Switch to Renewables

Climate News Network (via Truthdig) | June 4, 2015 | Column by Alex Kirby

LONDON—The vision is simple, the cost would be eye-watering, and the result could stop the growing threat from burning fossil fuels in its tracks.

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Scientists to launch $150bn initiative to accelerate renewable energy projects worldwide

Energy Business Review | June 2, 2015 | Staff Report

A group of scientists and economists are preparing to launch a new $150bn global research program to accelerate spending on clean energy projects worldwide over the next decade.

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Solar Shines as Sellers Sometimes Pay Buyers to Use Power

Bloomberg | May 27, 2015 | Column by Naureen Malik

Move over, shale. The sun is now the fastest-growing source of U.S. electricity.

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The U.S. Could Get a Third of Its Electricity From Wind Power—and Save Billions of Gallons of Water

TakePart | May 26, 2015 | Column by Todd Woody

Could the United States get as much as 35 percent of its electricity from wind power within 35 years?

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Hawaii Will Soon Get All Of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources

ThinkProgress | May 7, 2015 | Post by Samantha Page

Hawaii is on its way to having the greenest grid in the nation.

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Legislature sets goal of 100% renewables by 2045

Star Advertiser | May 5, 2015 | Report by Kathryn Mykleseth

A bill that would set a goal for Hawaii to produce 100 percent of the state's electric power from renewable energy sources by 2045 cleared the Legislature on Tuesday and is headed to the governor.

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Construction Begins on Wind Farm off Block Island

East End Beacon | May 4, 2015 | Column by Beth Young

The Rhode Island-based firm Deepwater Wind, which had hoped to build a wind farm to power the East End off of the Montauk coast, has begun work installing five turbines in a demonstration project off the coast of Block Island, which could be the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

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REV Helps NY Dairy Farm Go 100% Solar

YouTube | May 4, 2015 | Video by REV4NY

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PAUSE is a grassroots group of individuals who have come together to promote safe, sustainable energy and fight for environmental justice. We engage the greater public to stop the fossil fuel industry’s assault on the people of Albany and our environment.