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The Philadelphia Citizen

Brianna Baker

23 October 2019

Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

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Pennsylvania law is preventing a Philadelphia neighborhood from converting an empty lot into a solar farm, but community members are working to fight against this by citing neighboring states that are seeing positive ...

Desert Sun

Melissa Daniels

10 October 2019

Desert Hot Springs, California, United States

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California-based cannabis company, Canndescent, has taken many steps toward low-carbon sustainability in its operations. The company uses commercial-scale solar energy, reverse-mounted ceiling fans, and microburst irr...

NPR

Dan Charles

4 October 2019

State College, Pennsylvania, United States

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Enrolling administrators and financial planners in sustainable projects takes proving that investments pay for themselves. With the help of pressure from students and faculty, Penn State Universities administrators ha...

WGLT

Ryan Denham

Sean Newgent

3 October 2019

Illinois, United States

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A gene editing practice called CRISPR is transforming a penny-shaped weed known as pennycress into a cover crop. This practice offers farmers a source of revenue in their off season and provides habitats for insects, ...

The Narwhal

Sharon J. Riley

2 October 2019

Alberta, Canada

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Alberta, Canada is a place that historically has had a close relationship with oil and gas. But as renewable energy surges into the market, these industries become more and more precarious. This article talks to a ran...

Quartz

Akshat Rathi

19 September 2019

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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To reduce carbon usage in electric grids, companies around the world have turned to new technologies that store wind energy that can be converted to electricity. One such company called Hydrostor, based in Ontario, Ca...

NACLA

Melanie La Rosa

19 September 2019

Puerto Rico

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After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, knocking out power across the country, solar energy has stepped in to be a sustainable possibility. Such efforts have included lobbying local legislatures to incentivize communit...

The Connecticut Mirror

Jan Ellen Spiegel

19 September 2019

South Windsor, Connecticut, United States

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The town of South Windsor, Connecticut, is committed to reducing energy use and costs by going all-in on solar power. By incorporating solar into five of the town's schools, South Windsor will save an estimated $100,0...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

16 September 2019

Yogaville, Virginia, United States

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Horse stables in Yogaville – a spiritual center in Virginia – were overheating in the summer months but have found relief through the implementation of solar panels. My installing the panels on the roof of the stables...

The Asahi Shimbun

Toru Ishii

12 September 2019

Tokyo, Japan

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The use of mobile homes that run on renewable energy are beginning to take shape in Tokyo. Funded in part through crowdfunding and built by a citizen group and other volunteers, these homes are not only practical but ...

WCAU-TV

Matt Delucia

26 August 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Storing solar energy improves the resilience of public transportation systems to disruptions in the energy grid. With the potential of extreme heat or weather conditions to cause issues in the reliability of electrica...

Quartz

Akshat Rathi

5 August 2019

United Kingdom

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The UK is well on their way to reaching their goal of net-zero-greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050, already reducing their emissions to that of 50 years ago. Although there are more improvements to be made, the country'...

azcentral

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert

29 July 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Grassroots organization can generate change in carbon emissions practices at the community level. In Phoenix, the Chispa nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social justice, is working to get schools...

High Country News

Avery White

16 July 2019

Ute Reservation, Colorado, United States

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The Ute Tribe’s reservation is building its first large-scale solar array with the end goal of transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy. The reservation, spanning Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, has partnered wit...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

8 July 2019

Yogaville, Virginia, United States

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A self-imposed audit of energy resources aimed at reducing a Virginia community's carbon footprint and utility bill resulted in a move towards solar power. The community now partners with other surrounding entities to...

Quartz

Akshat Rathi

1 July 2019

Switzerland

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A collaboration between an oil company, a Harvard professor and California lawmakers has resulted in the creation of a large-scale energy plant. While there are still goals yet to be me, this plant is capable of captu...

Greater Greater Washington

Natasha Riddle

27 June 2019

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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Solar energy allows for housing that is both affordable and resilient to climate change and other emergencies. In Washington D.C., Jubilee Housing, non-profit that creates affordable housing, partnered with New Partne...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

20 June 2019

Union Hill, Virginia, United States

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A small town in Virginia has been divided over whether or not they should allow a compressor station to be built, so to help mend this rift, a local non-profit brought community members together for a weeklong solar b...

Vox

David Roberts

5 June 2019

Salem, Oregon, United States

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A bill in Oregon has the potential to transform the way greenhouse gases are treated in the Pacific Northwest and potentially across the country. The Clean Energy Jobs Bill is an extremely detailed attempt to build a ...

Spore

Justus Wanzala

4 June 2019

Kenya

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Off-grid cold storage options reduce food waste. Farmers in eastern Kenya are benefitting from the use of solar-powered cold storage units offered by Solar Freeze, a Kenyan agri-tech company. Farmers can use an app to...

Energy News Network

Kathiann M. Kowalski

28 May 2019

Athens, Ohio, United States

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In the crowded craft beer industry, breweries in Ohio are standing out through environmentally-friendly practices. Several breweries are depending upon solar energy and energy-efficient lighting, which are funded thro...

ProPublica

Lisa Song

22 May 2019

Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil

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This story examines the well-publicized climate-change strategy of carbon credits: the idea that a CO₂-emitting company could offset its emissions by funding anti-logging efforts, effectively "saving" the equivalent a...

Indiana Environmental Reporter

Beth Edwards

20 May 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Despite disputes between an Indianapolis church and a local utility company over net metering, the congregation continues to seek financing and resources for renewable energy-centered affordable housing projects. The ...

KCET

Raisa Scriabine

16 May 2019

Pixley, California, United States

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After California passed new regulations mandating that the dairy industry needs to mitigate the amount of methane emissions produced from cows, some farms like Airoso Dairy are adopting new technologies to do the job....

WEWS-TV

Olivia Fecteau

26 April 2019

Medina, Ohio, United States

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Turning sewage sludge into usable biogas helps make wastewater treatment more efficient. A water treatment plant in the city of Medina, Ohio, produces net energy from sludge. The plant uses anaerobic bacteria and a th...

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