- Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045. Now advocates want to extend that goal to the transportation sector to urge all forms of ground transportation to fuel up using renewable sources by 2045. [Electric Light & Power]
- Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solis announced at the opening of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week that his country was aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2021. He said one of the greatest challenges for the goal was the transportation sector. The country’s electricity is already 98% renewably generated. [Climate Action Programme]
- “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” kicked off the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, bringing a strongly positive response from an audience of 1,200 according to Variety. Many stood at the end of the film to applaud Gore, who compared the cause of slowing climate change to some of the great moral causes of the modern era. [Mirage News]
- Gains in the renewable energy sector helped boost fourth quarter GE’s profits substantially. GE said its earnings during the fourth quarter increased to about $3.5 billion, against the $2.6 billion reported during the same period last year. The company’s renewable energy sector saw total revenues increase 29% to $2.5 billion. [Gephardt Daily]
- While President Donald Trump has termed climate change and global warming as a fake issue created by China, lawmakers in California have different opinion about the issue. California has set an ambitious target of 40% reduction in greenhouse gases by year 2030 aiming at doing its bit for saving the climate. [PerfScience]
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