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June 9, 2015

G7 Climate Vision Requires Gargantuan Economic Shift

By The Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2015-06-09 05:50:21

When leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy countries pledge to “decarbonize” the global economy, they’re talking about a shift so dramatic that one analyst described it as a new Apollo mission. Like putting a man on the moon, it would require overcoming major hurdles related to technology and money and the political will — so far in short supply — to make it happen. Despite gains by renewable energy sources in recent years, the world is still hooked on fossil fuels that are powering our homes and businesses and fueling our cars, trucks, airplanes and ships. [ read more … ]

G-7 leaders promise fossil-fuel phaseout by 2100 

Lisa Friedman, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2015-06-09 05:50:52

President Obama and leaders of the world’s seven largest economies called today for eliminating the use of fossil fuels by the end of the century. Emerging from two days of meetings in the Bavarian Alps, the Group of Seven (G-7) issued a sprawling communiqué vowing action on everything from terrorism to the conflict in Ukraine. The leaders threw their weight behind a new global climate accord expected to be signed in Paris in December and called for all countries to submit plans to cut carbon after 2020. [ read more … ]

Gov. Ige signs bill setting 100 percent renewable energy goal for state

By HawaiiNewsNow  •    •  Posted 2015-06-09 05:51:15

Gov. David Ige on Monday signed into law four energy bills, including one that strengthens Hawaii’s commitment to clean energy by directing the state’s utilities to generate 100 percent of their electricity sales from renewable energy resources by 2045. [ read more … ]

Startup inks deal with Tesla to install its industrial batteries in Southern Calif.

Debra Kahn, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2015-06-09 05:51:58

A California energy storage startup announced yesterday that it will use Tesla batteries to supply Southern California with electricity. Advanced Microgrid Solutions has selected Tesla’s new Powerpack system as the first battery it will use in commercial and industrial buildings as part of a contract it won from Southern California Edison last year to replace power from the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant and other aging gas plants.
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