Renewable Energy: California & Wyoming on Opposite Paths …& More Microgrid News — January 26, 2017

Renewable energy: California, Wyoming on opposite paths and more Weekly Microgrid News — January 26, 2017

California Announces Ambitious New Climate Program While Wyoming Introduces Bill Outlawing Renewables

The state of California announced its latest plans to fight climate change. While the California Air Resources Board (CARB) insisted that the timing of the announcement was coincidental, it was clear the agency has no plans to wait out the Trump administration’s decision on whether to address the effects of global warming. The proposed plan, which is expected to be finalized by April,  includes reducing California’s greenhouse gas emissions to 30 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. It’s the most ambitious GHG target yet set in North America, topping Canada’s aim of 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. Other U.S. states aren’t following California’s lead, however. The Wyoming legislature, in fact, is considering a de facto prohibition on solar and wind energy.

global solar atlasWorld Bank Unveils Global Solar Atlas

 

More microgrid news highlights:

New Secretary of Defense James Mattis Supports Solar Military Microgrids To ‘Remove Tether of Fuel’

California Farm Selects Emerson to Help Manage Innovative Microgrid Power Project

Energy Storage Will Increase 40-fold in Developing Countries

Renewables could meet 36% of global energy demand in 2030

 

 

 

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