Washington DC aims for 50% green energy by 2032

Washington DC has set a target of sourcing 50% of its electricity usage from renewables. A total of 5% of that goal will come from solar, according to its new ‘Renewable Portfolio Standard Bill’. The new law will increase financial penalties for those electricity suppliers that fail to comply with the new target. A programme […]

American Indian pipeline protestors arrested outside White House

American Indian and Canadian Native leaders have been arrested outside the White House while protesting against a 1,700 mile pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Hundreds of protestors travelled to Washington DC to try to persuade President Barack Obama not to issue a permit for the new $13billion pipe planned by TransCanada because of […]