Renewable Energy

Washington, D.C. aerial view

Washington D.C. On Course To Pass Historic Climate Bill

As the federal government doubles down on denying climate change, the nations capital is moving toward using 100 percent renewable energy.  

Buddy Dyer. Addresses U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2016.

Orlando Commits to Using 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The majority Black and Latinx city believes it will save lives—and create jobs—with the initiative.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joins fellow Climate Mayors at the U.S. Conference of Mayors on June 24, 2017, in Miami Beach.

U.S. Mayors Take Hard Pro-Environment and Clean Energy Stance at Annual Conference

Mayors adopted all 16 of the conference’s proposed resolutions on energy and the environment.

Solar panels sit on top of three side-by-side houses in Uniondale, N.Y., on March 4, 2017. The predominantly Black and Latinx community is seeing a dramatic shift toward solar energy.

Where Are Communities of Color Turning to Solar?

Look from the west to the east.

Maureen Grogan, 69, stands outside her solar-powered home in Uniondale, N.Y., on March 4, 2017. She's one of many residents in the town who have decided that to go renewable.

What It Means That This Community of Color Is Going Solar

In four years, Uniondale, NY has embraced a technology often seen as a luxury for affluent White neighborhoods. 

President Barack Obama walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on January 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

President Obama Urges Trump to Support Clean Energy in Academic Journal

“We have long known, on the basis of a massive scientific record, that the urgency of acting to mitigate climate change is real and cannot be ignored.”

Black woman in black shirt, pants and jacket on tan brown chair

Black Female Tech Entrepreneur Raises $7 Million for Renewable Energy Startup

Jessica O. Matthews, CEO of Uncharted Play, is killing it in the tech world.