David Suzuki: Feed-In Tariffs Accelerate the Renewable Energy Revolution

In the early 1990s, Germany launched Energiewende or “energy revolution,” a program “to combat climate change, avoid nuclear risks, improve energy security and guarantee competitiveness and growth.” Renewable energy grew from 4 percent in 1990 to more than 27 percent in 2014, including a significant increase in citizen-owned power projects, according to energy think tank Agora Energiewende. Meeting global commitments to reduce…

New York State Assembly Passes Nation’s Most Ambitious Climate Bill

The New York State Assembly has approved what may be the country’s most ambitious climate bill. It would require the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from major sources to zero by 2050. The New York State Climate and Community Protection Act received approval as several hundred people rallied at the Capitol to support its passage. Under the bill, the state…