Oklahoma has recently increased their efforts to harness electricity from wind turbines. The Sooner state installed nearly 2,000 megawatts worth of turbines in 2016 alone and by the end of the year, Oklahoma will become third in the nation for the most wind power installed.
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Apple has created a “floating solar island” which is bringing a new form of renewable energy to Japan. The project is part of Apple’s supplier clean energy program. Component supplier Ibiden is the first company in Japan to pledge it will power all of its Apple manufacturing with 100 percent renewable energy. This is a new milestone for Apple and Japan.
Recently the Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported in their latest Sustainable Energy in America Report that 2016 was a banner year for clean energy. They claim that the rapid pace of renewable energy deployment accelerated and and the economy grew more energy efficient than ever.
The California Senate leader Kevin de León has promised to help lead the resistance against President Trump. This promise is being put into action in an introduced legislation that would require the Golden State to get 100 percent of its electricity from climate-friendly energy sources by 2045.
According to the New York Times, President Trump has questioned the science behind climate change and positioning himself as a champion of coal. The three largest American coal producers are seeking to shore up their struggling industry by framing a new image for coal as a contributor to a clean-energy future.
Amazon is planning to install solar panels at its warehouses and distribution centers around the world. The online retail giant will install large-scale solar systems on the rooftops of over 15 centers in 5 American states this year, which will generate 41 megawatts of power.