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Renewables set to gain as 3 initiatives advance clean energy goals in Wales

Renewables set to gain as 3 initiatives advance clean energy goals in Wales

A trio of recent moves aim to advance Welsh renewables.
Beneath solar panels, the seeds of opportunity sprout

Beneath solar panels, the seeds of opportunity sprout

Low-impact solar development can improve soil health, retain water, nurture native species, produce food, and provide low-cost energy to local communities.
Florida Local Government Green Standard Released

Florida Local Government Green Standard Released

Florida city and county governments can now become certified "green," thanks to a new environmental certification program established by the state energy office that recognizes and rewards cities and counties for making environmental stewardship a priority in functions performed by the local government.
Build Louisiana Back Resilient

Build Louisiana Back Resilient

Like Hurricane Katrina and numerous storms before it, Hurricane Ida demolished Louisiana’s outdated, fossil-fuel dependent energy system. It’s time for Louisiana leadership to prioritize resilient solutions over continued fossil-fuel investment.
Local Governments Can Lead the Way, Even on Transportation

Local Governments Can Lead the Way, Even on Transportation

With recent volatility of oil and energy prices adding to our country's economic woes, we're seeing a renewed focus on community energy planning. Energy planning is often relegated to state and federal policymakers, sometimes to the detriment of communities. Our organization, the Community Environmental Council, has a broad perspective on the pros and cons of the various levels of policymaking because we work on state as well as local energy policy in California.
Local Government Fights Texas School District’s Wind Plans

Local Government Fights Texas School District’s Wind Plans

A school district in Corpus Christi Texas has plans to install two 100-kilowatt capacity wind turbines on a high school campus.   This will put them at odds with local city government who recently enacted an ordinance putting restrictions on wind turbines within the city. The wind turbines are seen as both an educational tool and a way to save on […]
Solar America Cities Effort To Expand

Solar America Cities Effort To Expand

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced that it will make available up to $10 million in funding over 5 years for two organizations to help accelerate the adoption of solar energy among local governments. The selected organizations, the International City-County Management Association (ICMA), and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, will conduct outreach to local governments across the nation, sharing best practices for increasing solar energy use in their communities.
City Passes Policies to Combat Global Warming

City Passes Policies to Combat Global Warming

A city in the western United States is calling on other local governments to adopt policies to combat global warming.
City Launches Aggressive Policies to Combat Global Warming

City Launches Aggressive Policies to Combat Global Warming

The city of Seattle has called on other local governments in the United States to adopt policies to combat global warming.
French Hydropower Delays May Cost Hundreds of Millions of Euros

French Hydropower Delays May Cost Hundreds of Millions of Euros

Delays in opening French hydropower contracts to competition will cost local governments hundreds of millions of euros in royalties, the state auditor said.