Voices of 100%: Cleveland Commits to Clean and Equitable Energy – Episode 82 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 31 Jul 2019 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this episode of our Voices of 100% series of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell talks with Jocelyn Travis, Campaign Manager for the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign in Cleveland. The two met in Milwaukee at the RE-AMP annual meeting to discuss equity in the clean energy transition.… Read More

Reminder: The Fight for 100 Percent Renewable is Political

Date: 28 Jun 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As more cities pledge their commitment to purchase 100 percent of their power from renewable sources, some researchers question the feasibility of such energy policies. Read John Farrell’s response to such critiques about how politics, in city councils and statehouses across the country, have the power to make or break these decisions.… Read More

Boulder seeks to keep ‘moral compass’ intact while pursuing 100% renewable electricity

Date: 10 Dec 2016 | posted in: Energy, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the quest for 100% renewable energy, the city of Boulder is looking to recommit themselves to this reality for their community. That’s why the city is fighting a municipalization campaign against their monopoly electric utility, Xcel Energy. In this discussion, Boulder Daily Camera‘s Alex Burness reached out to discuss this topic with renewable energy expert John Farrell.… Read More

100% Renewable Energy: Fact or Fantasy?

Date: 28 Aug 2015 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

What would it take to power the entire U.S. economy on renewable resources alone? Three big things: Only build wind, solar, or hydro power plants after 2020 Reduce energy use compared to business as usual by 40% Electrify everything It’s the last that may be the most complicated, since it means a complete overhaul of way … Read More

Can Other Cities Match Georgetown’s Low-Cost Switch to 100% Wind and Sun?

Date: 14 Apr 2015 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This is probably not the first place you’ve read about Georgetown, TX, the town of 55,000 that will be getting the equivalent of 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2017. But few articles hit upon the two key reasons Georgetown was able to make this move when so many other cities with abundant renewable … Read More