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Thomson Reuters Foundation

Soumya Sarkar

27 July 2020

Jharkhand, India

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New solar-powered irrigation systems in the Chotanagpur Plateau region in India are giving farmers more dependable water and allowing them to diversify their crops, allowing them to also grow their income. Many farmer...

The Washington Post

Jim Morrison

Adam Glanzman

16 June 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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Dairy farmers in Massachusetts are working with Vanguard Renewables, a food waste energy company, and Dominion Energy, an electric utility company, to capture manure methane gas from cows and convert it into natural g...

Inter Press Service News Agency

Daniel Gutman

10 June 2020

Entre Rios, Argentina

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Solar energy has provided an affordable and efficient source of energy to rural farmers in Argentina, who live too far off the electrical grid and have traditionally relied on powerful diesel-fueled water pumps. Solar...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

22 May 2020

Los Lunas, New Mexico, United States

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As part of a deal with Facebook to build a data center in New Mexico, an electric utility is investing in renewable energy to power the center. Through power purchase agreements, which are contracts to buy renewable e...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

4 May 2020

Virginia, United States

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A solar workgroup in Virginia is inviting developers to present information on the best ways to build solar and battery storage projects for the region; a new approach they are taking after previous failures in gettin...

Grady Newsource

Stephen Barr

Yash Bhika

Janani Rammohan

Victoria Swyers

4 May 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Terrapin Beer Co. is powering their brewery with solar power, approximately 30 percent of the business’ total energy. The brewery partnered with Cherry Street Energy, a third-party solar ownership company, which allow...

Reasons to be Cheerful

David Byrne

27 April 2020

Georgetown, Texas, United States

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West Texas, traditionally known for its oil business, has become a thriving home for wind energy. Beyond political ideology, wind power as a form of renewable energy is thriving for economic reasons, as it can be more...

Grist

Scott Shigeoka

1 April 2020

Iowa, United States

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As the youngest state legislators in Iowa, Zach Wahls, a Democrat, and Joe Mitchell, a Republican, are working across party lines to find solutions to climate change. While there has been pushback about their bipartis...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Courtney Duchene

18 March 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Serenity Soular is a worker-owned cooperative that installs solar panels in an affordable way, focusing on communities of color in North Philadelphia. They employ local residents through an apprenticeship program, tra...

The Guardian

Francesc Badia i Dalmases

13 March 2020

Kapawi, Ecuador

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The Kara Solar Foundation is looking to connect indigenous communities in Achuar territory in Ecuador to learn about solar power as an alternative to oil. By building solar-powered canoes, they can replace vessels tha...

EarthBeat

Catherine M. Odell

25 February 2020

Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

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The University of Notre Dame installed three Grind2Energy systems, which aims to reduce the amount of food waste from the campus’ dining halls. The systems process the waste and send it to a local dairy farm where the...

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Ally Donnelly

Jim Haddadin

19 February 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Food waste diverted from the landfill to anaerobic digesters can be used to create electricity. In Massachusetts, farmers and businesses participate in a waste-to-energy project in partnership with Vanguard Renewables...

Planet Forward

Brooke Bowser

29 January 2020

Highland Park, Michigan, United States

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After DTE Energy removed streetlights from Highland Park, Michigan when utility bills went unpaid, local residents teamed up to form Soulardarity, a community-owned organization that installs solar-powered street ligh...

Grady Newsource

Madeline Shepard

6 January 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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The town of Athens, Georgia has committed to a 100% renewable energy pledge. Both the local government and local businesses are working towards it by implementing sustainable practices such as solar panels and wastewa...

BBC

Erika Benke

24 December 2019

Ii, Finland

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The town of Ii, in northern Finland, has cut carbon emissions by 80 percent, hitting the European Union's target 30 years before the deadline. Thanks to collective action in the community, businessmen, children, grand...

The Atlantic

Nick Bowlin

14 December 2019

Colorado, United States

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In former Colorado mining towns, solar energy programs in high schools are introducing students to new types of job opportunities and helping schools save money on energy costs.

High Country News

Nick Bowlin

13 December 2019

Delta, Colorado, United States

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As the number of mining jobs in Colorado has decreased, solar power holds the promise of future employment opportunities, as exemplified by an educational program at Delta High School. The class “Solar Energy Training...

Bangor Daily News

Bill Trotter

10 December 2019

Maine, United States

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Landfills can offer prime real estate for solar potential due to the lack of trees and access to direct sunlight, and Maine is taking advantage of this. Seen as a sustainable renewable energy project, this is just one...

NPR

Allison Aubrey

30 November 2019

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States

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Food waste typically ends up on in landfills, which exacerbates climate change, but in Massachusettes, dairy farmers are converting the waste into electricity. Food waste from around the state is gathered, grinded and...

The Guardian

Jessica Murray

29 November 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

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Biochar is a form of charcoal that is proving to be quite useful in terms of renewable energy and combatting the climate crisis. From trapping carbon and methane emissions to playing a role in heating homes and feedin...

Deseret News

Amy Joi O'Donoghue

24 November 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Food waste often ends up in landfills, but the Wasatch Resource Recovery facility in Utah transforms the thrown-out food into renewable energy instead. Companies such as Kroger, Dannon, and Nestle send their food wast...

CityLab

Linda Poon

20 November 2019

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States

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Solar power panels are broadly supported across America, as concern about climate change increases; however, not all supporters want solar power plants in their backyard. Now, companies and local governments work to i...

Positive.News

Lucy Douglas

Laura-Louise Mahler

19 November 2019

London, United Kingdom

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Finding ways to implement circular systems reduces the environmental impact of festivals. The London-based nonprofit, a Greener Festival, works with festival planners across Europe to make events more sustainable. In ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

18 November 2019

Grass Valley, California, United States

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Solar microgrids can improve community resilience to natural disasters by quickly restoring power. California-based startup, BoxPower, has developed an easy-to-install solar panels, packaged in a cargo shipping contai...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Chelsea Hofmann

7 November 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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An elementary school program is teaching students about renewable energy in action. By working with the startup Zero Mass Water, educators can share lessons from the company’s hydropanels, which use solar energy to ca...

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