After a landmark vote by its state Assembly, California is poised to join Hawaii and become the second state committed to generating 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources. If the state Senate votes in favor of the current version of Senate Bill 100, which has only minor changes to a bill the Senate already passed, and then Gov. Jerry Brown signs it, California will commit to a clear target of 100 percent clean electricity by 2045.
This year’s massive dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is being driven by major food companies who have no environmental standards for meat, a new report released today by Environment Texas and Mighty Earth finds. Failing companies include Whole Foods, which sources meat from some of the most polluting agribusinesses in the country, including Tyson Foods and Cargill.
Texas has seen tremendous growth in the key technologies that can power our state with clean and renewable energy — solar power, wind power, utility battery storage, electric vehicles, and energy efficiency programs.
Over the past decade, Texas has increased its solar power production by a whopping 38,510 percent and its wind power production by 410 percent, according to a new report released today by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center. The report’s findings were presented at a press conference at La Loma Community Solar Farm in Austin attended by Mayor Steve Adler and other officials.