Blog Archive by Author: Victoria Mills

Last month, twelve major corporations announced a combined goal of buying 8.4 million megawatt hours of renewable energy each year and called for market changes to make these large-scale purchases possible. Their commitment shows that demand for renewables has reached the big time.

When the producers of Years of Living Dangerously – Showtime’s groundbreaking new series about climate change – were looking for a story of hope, they turned to EDF Climate Corps. 

In his State of the Union Address last night, President Obama offered a new twist on the customary pronouncement on the nation’s health, saying “it is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong.”

The world’s top scientists reminded us last week that the case for action on climate change has never been more urgent.  And turning the corner on carbon emissions and avoiding the worst impacts of a warming world will require nothing less than a full-scale transformation of our energy system.  

Today, Environmental Defense Fund launched a new class of EDF Climate Corps fellows to catalyze energy savings in organizations around the country. This year’s class is bigger than ever – with 116 students placed in 106 different organizations.

A good idea taken to scale can be surprisingly powerful. EDF Climate Corps is just that. Today, we’re announcing the 2012 EDF Climate Corps fellows and the 88 organizations – including Facebook – where they will be working to bring energy efficiency to scale.  With this class, we will have trained and embedded 285 fellows in 186 organizations. And the power and versatility of this good idea keeps surprising us.