This week in renewable energy was indeed a busy one. On the global stage, the United Nations approved a landmark climate accord in Paris and more companies joined RE100's mission for 100% renewable energy. In Ecotech Institute's backyard, Sunrun Inc. will bring 800 solar energy jobs to Colorado and Utah's first utility-scale solar farm went online. This news and more in this week's renewable energy roundup.
United Nations approve landmark climate accord in Paris
Nearly every country in the world agreed to cut or limit emissions from fossil fuel burning, within a framework of rules that provide for monitoring, verification and financial and technical assistance for developing countries.
U.S. solar installations expected to hit a new yearly high
With over 3 gigawatts of solar capacity installed in the fourth quarter alone, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association found the U.S. is likely to install more than 7 gigawatts in 2015.