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The Washington Post

Steven Mufson

19 April 2019

Huntsville, Alabama, United States

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Three major US companies are leading the way in developing the technology to extract carbon dioxide from the air: Global Thermostat, Carbon Engineering, and Climeworks. With federal tax credits per ton of carbon dioxi...

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Amelia Axelsen

11 April 2019

Costa Rica

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With its pledge to become the first zero-emission country in the world by 2050, Costa Rica's ambitious climate goals cannot be achieved by the government alone. That's why Costa Rica Limpia (Clean Costa Rica) is spark...

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Leslie Hook

9 April 2019

United Kingdom

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New "bifacial" solar panels are helping boost clean energy production by absorbing sunlight from both sides. One solar energy farm in the United Kingdom generates twenty percent more energy than a similar one of the s...

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Maria Gallucci

4 April 2019

Colorado, United States

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Dozens of states across the US are adopting programs that offer solar power for low-income communities in order to cut down on their utility costs and provide renewable energy that they previously would not have had a...

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Paul Hockenos

26 March 2019

Berlin, Germany

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Advances in lithium batteries as well as the plunging price of solar energy have spurred an increase in home solar energy batteries across Germany. While it used to be difficult to store solar energy, home solar syste...

The Washington Post

Debbie Truong

24 March 2019

Vienna, Virginia, United States

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A move towards solar energy in schools in Fairfax County, Virginia, has been spurred by environmentally-aware students. It’s working because of power purchase agreements, which make solar panels affordable. In these a...

Grist

Elizabeth McGowan

21 March 2019

Harlan, Kentucky, United States

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As jobs in America's coal mines dwindle, local Appalachian communities put resources and opportunity into the sustainable energy business. A nonprofit in Kentucky called the Mountain Association for Community Economic...

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Karen Hao

20 March 2019

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Creating sustainable buildings requires rethinking many of the norms in construction and city planning. The Center for Sustainable Landscapes, part of the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received the ...

FastCompany

Katharine Schwab

7 March 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Ikea's innovation lab, Space10, piloted a block-chain powered solar energy grid as a way to creatively save money on electricity and create a sustainable energy alternative. Other microgrids around the world have seen...

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Akshat Rathi

6 March 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

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Geothermal power is typically hard to scale due to its dependence on hot water. Climeon is a Swedish energy company changing the game. It uses low-temperature heat and sells its energy in modular units, which makes it...

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Adele Peters

4 March 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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A community in North Amsterdam tackles the issue of rising water levels head on by building homes that can float. The houses are built to include solar energy grids using blockchain so neighbors can share electricity,...

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Jared Lindzon

27 February 2019

Toronto, Canada

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Roger Gordon has achieved environmental success. He created “a refrigerator-sized machine that turns water and air into a reusable, renewable, ammonia-based NH3” - all for just 85 cents per gallon. The bigger challeng...

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Akshat Rathi

27 February 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Amager Bakke is a powerplant in Copenhagen that is designed to get residents of the city engaged in a conversation about where waste goes, all while burning up to 400,000 tons of waste a year, powering 60,000 homes, a...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

19 February 2019

United States

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A grantmaking organization known as The Solutions Project seeks to diversify the traditional white male-dominated world of philanthropy by pledging to invest 95% of its resources in renewable energy projects led by pe...

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Adrian Hedden

15 February 2019

New Mexico, United States

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The state of New Mexico has its sights set on going solar and the state government is incentivizing those who are willing to try. “In a state that ranks second for solar potential nationwide, it’s crucial that New Mex...

The Christian Science Monitor

Eva Botkin-Kowacki

11 February 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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“We’re in the midst of one of the largest solar expansions in the country,” says Alys Daly, a spokesperson for Florida Power and Light, the largest utility provider in the state of Florida. This statement represents a...

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Zoe Sullivan

6 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Organizations across the country work to make sustainable solar energy accessible for low-income communities. Through creative financing models that allow community members to maintain ownership over their neighborhoo...

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Sophia Akram

4 February 2019

Nairobi, Kenya

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Many African "off-grid" countries, where as many as 80 percent of populations lack reliable access to electricity, are turning to a low-cost, environmentally friendly model: solar-powered, pay-as-you-go LEDs. Cheaper ...

Making Connections News

Mimi Pickering

18 January 2019

Whitesburg, Kentucky, United States

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Innovative mine reclamation projects across five states in the Appalachian region allow local organizations, schools, and businesses to clean up and utilize abandoned mine land. From a school that's transforming aband...

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Peyton Fleming

15 January 2019

Nairobi Area, Kenya

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Food loss in sub-Saharan Africa is a common occurrence, due to the unreliability of brokers that sell the farmers produce, but groups throughout the region are fighting against this. From cooling systems that allow pr...

Scientific American

Jodi Helmer

14 January 2019

Oregon, United States

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As farmland is converted to space for solar panels, researchers are planting native wildflowers amongst the technology to support populations of bees and other insects facing endangerment. While it's not the only solu...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

3 January 2019

Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States

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Turning a coal plant carbon neutral requires a community effort. In Holyoke, Massachusetts, community organizers from the Toxics Action Center and Neighbor to Neighbor, a local Latinx organization, succeeded in gettin...

The Colorado Sun

Mark Jaffe

2 January 2019

Louisville, Colorado, United States

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Solid state battery technology is gaining momentum towards positively impacting electric cars in both cost and distance efficiency. In Louisville, Colorado, one company is looking at expanding this momentum by raising...

Mongabay

Dan Collyns

27 December 2018

Lago Agrio, Sucumbíos, Ecuador

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Following decades of oil companies contaminating the water, indigenous groups in Ecuador’s Sucumbíos province have built systems for rainwater collection and filtration. These systems have provided people with clean w...

CityLab

Tracey Lindeman

27 December 2018

Oslo, Norway

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Norway's incentives for buyers of electric vehicles have been incredibly successful: half of all cars sold in the country are now either hybrid or completely electric. However, there is concern that success won't last...

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