“IKEA converts roof into solar farm”

"The clean energy generated at the site will keep roughly twenty-four hundred tons of carbon dioxide from polluting the air each year. To put that in perspective, that’s like taking five hundred cars off the road." We need more projects like this one implemented quickly in order to achieve sustainability.

http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/03/ikea-converts-roof-into-solar-farm/

“Green Infrastructure Plan Fuels Smarter Growth in Richland County”

"To mitigate the effects of climate change and extreme weather events, governments at the state, regional, county, and municipal levels must understand why these events occur and how their impacts can be prevented in the long term."

http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcnews/winter17articles/green-infrastructure-plan-fuels-smarter-growth-in-richland-county

“7,000 Railways Stations In India To Go Solar”

"The Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that the 7,000 railway stations across the country will be fed with solar power as per the Indian Railways mission to implement 1,000 megawatts of solar power capacity." More projects like this are necessary in the path toward sustainability.

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/02/21/7000-railways-stations-india-go-solar/

“How a Pacific Island Changed From Diesel to 100% Solar Power”

"In looking toward a more sustainable future, the hundreds of residents of Ta'u have put their faith in a new solar energy project, which some say they would like to see replicated around the world."

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/tau-american-samoa-solar-power-microgrid-tesla-solarcity/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20170223news-samoasolar&utm_campaign=Content&sf58245215=1

“Fears Grow That Climate Conflicts Could Lead to War”

"Focusing too narrowly on the environmental consequences of global warming underestimates the military threats, top European and United Nations officials said at a global security conference in Munich this weekend. Their warnings follow the conclusions of defense and intelligence agencies that climate change could trigger resource and border conflicts." The threats from climate change are broad, and unless we drastically reduce our impacts on the world around us, we will be facing more of them in the very near future.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-19/war-is-the-climate-risk-that-europe-s-leaders-are-talking-about

“What 4 Million Solar Panels Look Like from Space”

"The Longyangxia Dam Solar Park is one piece of the massive renewable energy revolution taking place in China. The country invested $103 billion into renewables in 2015, the last year with data available." The world needs to continue to make such investments and advancements in renewable energy production in order for us to continue on the road to sustainability.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-4-million-solar-panels-look-like-from-space/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_ENGYSUS_NEWS

“Denmark’s Monster Wind Turbine Just Smashed the 24-Hour Record For Energy Production”

"The giant turbine, located off the coast of Østerild, Denmark, is setting a new standard for wind power. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind—a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries—revealed the 9 megawatt (MW) prototype in late 2016." More projects and innovations like this are necessary for our path towards sustainability.

http://gizmodo.com/denmarks-monster-wind-turbine-just-smashed-the-24-hour-1791889104

“OPEC’s Top Producer Is Turning to Wind and Solar Power”

"The nation most identified with its massive oil reserves is turning to wind and solar to generate power at home and help extend the life of its crucial crude franchise."

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-14/saudis-warm-to-solar-as-opec-s-top-producer-aims-to-help-exports

“Texas General Motors factory commits to wind energy”

Within 33 years we should have all clean energy factories making all clean energy vehicles.  It could happen even faster.

http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/02/texas-general-motors-factory-commits-to-wind-energy/