New Regulations and Private Initiatives are Pushing the Transition to Clean Energy


Wind turbines at Brazil’s Icarai de Amontada beach. Image © Ronaldo Lourenco

Wind turbines at Brazil’s Icarai de Amontada beach. Image © Ronaldo Lourenco

Following the recent evolution of the climate crisis, policymakers and private companies are getting behind the transition towards clean energy. California is set to mandate solar panels and battery storage for new buildings in a move towards establishing a 100% clean energy grid, while across the US, public schools are redesigned to operate on green energy. In Europe, the EU launched a call to establish an offshore renewable energies working group that would help define the framework for reaching the EU’s ambition of at least 300 GW of offshore wind and 40 GW of ocean energies by 2050. At the same time, furniture manufacturer IKEA announced it would start selling renewable energy to Swedish households.

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