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Jeffrey Moyo

24 December 2018

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Solar power systems and panels are being installed at health centers across Zimbabwe. In a country with common electricity shortages, these solar power systems ensure there are lights, refrigeration, and working machi...

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Nick Holland

15 December 2018

London, United Kingdom

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The shipping industry has made moves to halve fuel consumption by 2050. With a few clever technological innovations--bubbles and rotating sails--ships are closer to that goal. But whatever the promise of these new tec...

CityLab

Tracey Lindeman

13 December 2018

Trondheim, Norway

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Powerhouse, a collective of architects, engineers, environmentalists, and designers based in Oslo, reimagines building design to address climate change. Not only are many of their structures energy-neutral, but they a...

Mongabay

Ethan Bien

10 December 2018

Cuetzalan, Puebla, Mexico

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Tosepan Titataniske, an indigenous cooperative in Mexico's Sierra Norte mountains, emphasizes local control at the heart of solar programs. Over the last four decades, the organization has incorporated 410 community-l...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

5 December 2018

Nokesville, Virginia, United States

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In Virginia's Prince William County, one solar developer shows that the key to community support for renewables may be dialogue. Virginia Solar, a Richmond-based energy company, has won approval for a 20-megawatt sola...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

2 December 2018

Gbamu Gbamu, Ogun State, Nigeria

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Over half of Nigeria's population lacks reliable access to electricity, but solar energy is slowly changing this. Mini-grids are gaining popularity in these rural areas thanks to the technology's capability to provid...

Ensia

John Vidal

29 November 2018

Zambia

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The UN's Green Climate Fund is a mechanism through which money for climate adaptation and mitigation is distributed globally. But funding for renewable energy goes overwhelmingly to wealthier nations. Without more fun...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

8 November 2018

Cortez, Florida, United States

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In a small fishing village outside of Tampa, Florida, Google Home is joining forces with Florida Solar Energy Center, a solar battery storage technology company and a housing developer in order to create a collection ...

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Jemilah Magnusson

6 November 2018

China

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China is a major contributor to the rising levels of CO2 emissions, but they are also one of the most active players in mediating their impact. Their new energy buses have not only drastically reduced gas consumption ...

Ensia

Bianca Nogrady

6 November 2018

Hamburg, Germany

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Hydrogen fuel has made promising strides from Germany to Japan, thanks to shifting markets for renewables, improved storage technologies, and emissions-reduction goals. Electrolysis that uses renewables to make the fu...

Citizen Matters

Manasi Paresh Kumar

2 November 2018

Bengaluru, India

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In Bengaluru, switching from rickshaws to electric autos could help reduce noise pollution and greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 0.11 million tons each year. But the policies that encourage electric autos only ex...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

31 October 2018

California, United States

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Despite a lack of support from the current White House administration to move forward with climate conscious decision making, organizations and local governments across the world are mobilizing to enact change. From s...

World Economic Forum

Adela Suliman

31 October 2018

Amman, Jordan

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Mosques across Amman, Jordan are adorned with solar panels, resulting in some very energy efficient places of worship (along with many other buildings). The mosques now cover 100% of their energy needs and can even se...

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Kevin Knodell

28 October 2018

Somalia

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A Somali refugee who made good in America is working to connect people in his home country with solar power through a company he launched in the U.S. He’s had modest success connecting about 1,000 people so far, givin...

New York Magazine

Christine Ro

26 October 2018

Haiti

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SolarChill is a network of research, aid, and environmental organizations that works to install solar refrigerators for vaccine storage in areas without reliable electricity. In conjunction with a push to make vaccine...

Making Contact

Salima Hamirani

24 October 2018

Alameda, California, United States

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Climate change will impact everyone, but not necessarily equally, so organizations across the US are advocating for smaller-scale and locally owned and produced energy resources in order to better distribute these res...

Science Africa

Henry Owino

19 October 2018

Hawinga, Kenya

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The emergence of solar lamps are changing the way of life for many in a remote village in Western Kenya. Not only creating a safer commute to and from work, solar lamps are also helping fuel the creation of jobs for m...

Grist

Justine Calma

17 October 2018

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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After Hurricane Maria devastated much of Puerto Rico, much of the country was left without power and some were subsequently left sick due to fumes from generators. After receiving a call from a relative in his home co...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

10 October 2018

Paris, Paris Region, France

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Climate-adapted schoolyards are just one way that Paris is adjusting and preparing for climate change under the leadership of Mayor Anne Hidalgo. Although it hasn't been simple and has involved a shift in cultural per...

Governing

Elizabeth Daigneau

1 October 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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The United States is adopting a practice that much of Europe has been using for for decades. Green roofs, which utilize either solar panels or implement the growth of vegetation, will help many cities throughout the c...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

1 October 2018

New Mexico, United States

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As a coal plant closes in Navajo Nation, and taking jobs with it, residents cautiously look to solar energy as a way forward. While the installation of the Kayenta Solar Project did provide jobs, those jobs were tempo...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

28 September 2018

Shikarpur, Bangladesh

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Solshare, a fast-growing startup in Bangladesh, created a system in which “neighbors can sell extra electricity to each other.” The number of home solar panels has been increasing since a 2014 government program put s...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

21 September 2018

Linköping, Sweden

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In Sweden, waste is not just waste, or so the country explains with a total of 34 waste-to-energy power plants that turn garbage into electricity. With an already staggering low percentage of waste ending up in landfi...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

10 September 2018

United States

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Founded by Google, the Environmental Insights Explorer is an online tool that shows the amount of emissions being released from city structures and transportation. Although still being tested, the tool guides cities t...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

10 September 2018

Benham, Kentucky, United States

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Benham may not be the first city to come to mind when thinking about clean energy advancements, but the small Kentucky city has made great strides in recent years to switch to solar energy. Hoping to reduce the cost o...

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