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December 4, 2018, American Energy Society

American Energy Society selects Nathaniel Rich as “Energy Writer of the Year, 2018″

The American Energy Society is pleased to announce that it has selected Nathaniel Rich as its Energy Writer of the Year for 2018. The Society took special note of his article, “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change” (New York Times Magazine, August 1, 2018). The 31,000-word piece weaves together a narrative about a critical ten-year period, 1979 to 1989, when science, politics and industry awoke to the fact that rising greenhouse gases posed an existential threat.

October 16, Solar Head Of State

JAMAICA’S PRIME MINISTER GOES SOLAR

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness today revealed his ambitions for the country to reach 50% renewable energy by 2030, up from the official policy of 30%. The aspiration was announced during the commissioning of his government office’s state-of-the-art solar PV array, a partnership with Solar Head of State, a nonprofit seeking to help world leaders become green leaders by installing solar panels on government buildings.

October 1

New Energy Nexus @ Global Climate Action Summit

New Energy Nexus launched a number of initiatives and events at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco to support the success of clean energy entrepreneurs including a partnership with the Solar Impulse Foundation, presentation of the Speedwell Entrepreneurs Call to Action which collected over 420 signatories, and a celebration of Innovators and Influencers with the New Energy Nexus and California Clean Energy Fund community.

September 13, Solar Impulse Foundation

The Solar Impulse Foundation and New Energy Nexus join forces to scale cleantech businesses

New Energy Nexus launched the Speedwell Entrepreneurs’ Call-To-Action months ago and gathered 399 signatures of cleantech companies. Today, it is handing them to the Solar Impulse Foundation and its 1000 solutions challenge to take the initiative further and help scale these businesses.