Weekly News Flash: Renewable Energy, Climate change & Biofuel Invesments

Hey everyone! Here are the most interesting energy and sustainability-focused articles we read this past week. Please share other interesting articles with us at @GreentownLabs

Bloomberg: Solar Plane Plans to Fly Around Statue of Liberty Overnight

Solar Impulse, a one-man plane powered entirely by solar energy, flew around the Statue of Liberty early Tuesday.

Bloomberg: Solar Makes Up Most of New U.S. Power Capacity for First Time

The U.S. solar industry had a record first quarter, accounting for the majority of new power generation for the first time in history.

Cape Cod Times: Cape Groups Unite to Address Climate Change

Nearly a dozen local organizations in Cape Cod have formed a collaborative designed to address issues surrounding climate change and promote investment in clean energy.

CleanTechnica: TetraPak Pledges 100% Renewable Energy By 2030

TetraPak, the world’s largest packaging firm, has committed to converting to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.

CNN: India Moves Toward U.S. on Climate Change

Following a meeting with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed to attempting to ratify the Paris climate accord by the end of 2016.

Fortune: Norway Moves Towards Banning Gas-Burning Cars By 2025

Government officials in Norway have reached an agreement on a proposal to ban the sale of new gas-burning cars starting in 2025.

Fortune: Renewable Energy Is on the March Around the World

New investments in renewable energy, including wind, solar and hydro, reached a record high in 2015.

Waste Dive: USDA Announces $8.8M Investment in Advanced Biofuel Technologies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a nearly $9 million investment in advanced biofuel production projects in 39 states.

Wired: LA’s Using Energy Savings From LED Streetlights to Charge Electric Vehicles

Los Angeles will use excess power capacity from LED streetlights to power more than 100 electric vehicle charging stations across the city.