- The C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration was signed by the mayors of twelve of the world’s largest, most economically important cities, paving the way for the cities in question to transition completely away from internal combustion engine vehicles and to create zero-emissions areas in their cities by 2030. [CleanTechnica]
- Help from Vermont is going to Puerto Rico. Joseph Mangum, of Sunnyside Solar in West Brattleboro, is heading to Puerto Rico with five solar systems for towns in the island’s interior. The systems were partly paid for by the first $5,000 of a $20,000 gofundme campaign. He is also taking food, water purification systems, and seeds. [Green Energy Times]
- On Monday and Tuesday, the wind blew hard enough for wind turbines to meet all of the electricity needs of MidAmerican’s customers in Iowa, a spokesperson said. MidAmerican’s goal is to produce 100% of its power with renewable resources, and it has been investing in windpower. There are 670,000 MidAmerican electric customers in Iowa. [KCCI Des Moines]
- A paper published in the journal Environmental Research Letters confirms that significant sea level rise is inevitable, requiring humans to adapt rapidly. But the study reveals the majority of that much of the rise could be avoided if the world meets the commitment made in Paris to keep global warming to “well below 2°C.” [CleanTechnica]
- European solar industry association SolarPower Europe has published its latest market analysis for annual global solar power demand. It projects that the solar market demand will reach 100 GW for the first time ever this year. This is a 30% growth from solar demand levels of 2016, when 76.6 GW was connected to electricity grids. [CleanTechnica]
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