A growing number of companies and governments are aiming to achieve renewable electricity targets of 50%, 75%, or even 100%. For example, in 2015 alone, California established a 50% by 2030 renewable portfolio standard (RPS); Vermont a 75% RPS by 2032; and Hawaii a 100% RPS by 2045. Dozens of corporations are already procuring 100% of their electrons from renewables for their U.S. operations, including Apple, Intel, and Kohl’s. A new report, Getting to 100, published by CleanEdge, assesses and analyzes the full suite of options available for aggressively expanding corporate and government use of clean energy, including onsite renewables, community solar, utility-scale renewables, renewable energy credits (RECs), green energy tariffs, and third party clean-energy offerings.
At the Climate Summit for Local Leaders held in Paris on December 4, 2015, more than 1,000 city and regional officials issued the Paris City Hall Declaration committing to "support ambitious long-term climate goals such as a transition to 100% renewable energy in our communities, or a 80% greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2050." More here.
In Paris, Indigenous peoples called on world leaders to keep fossil fuels in the ground, respect human rights, and transition to 100% clean renewable energy.
A coalition of Indigenous leaders and activists from North and South America gathered at a press conference on Sunday 12/6/15 to present three key documents on climate change.
The documents, proposed by Indigenous leaders from the Arctic to the Amazon, on Sunday 12/6/15 include: