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Green Tech Media

Silvio Marcacci

27 July 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Denmark has consistently maintained a commitment to energy independence since the 1970s when their first policies were put in place. Through collaborations among government actors, grid operators, and utilities, it ha...

Mountain Town News

Allen Best

25 July 2016

Grand Lake, Colorado, United States

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Micro-hydro projects in the United States have become much more accessible and more financially viable since Congress passed a law in 2013 making it easier for small hydroelectric projects to get federal approval. Spe...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Dunbar

25 July 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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As consumers across the country increasingly demand access to cleaner, more affordable energy and traditional coal plants become more expensive to operate, a new group is working to give conservatives a voice in natur...

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Jon Geeting

25 July 2016

United States

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Substitutes for city parking requirements are becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. Rather than using off-street parking, many housing developers now provide residents with alternatives that prom...

Energy Post

Jeffey Michel

18 July 2016

Hamburg, Germany

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Solar power is an important renewable energy in Germany, but when the sun is out, it can overpower the grid. Likewise, when the sun is not out, the reception of solar power decreases. Germany has piloted battery insta...

The Huffington Post

Dominique Mosbergen

5 July 2016

Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

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As CO2 levels continue to rise and increase the precariousness of the state of life as we know it, solutions that are efficient, cost effective, and scalable prove illusive. There may be new hope for one method, espec...

Government Technology

Ashish Sharma

1 July 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Twenty-first century cities face the factors of climate change with intensity as urban heating threatens human and the earth’s health. The University of Notre Dame has conducted research on green and cool roofing proj...

International Rivers

Peter Bosshard

1 June 2016

Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar

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The Hydropower Empowerment Network takes a country-by-country approach to helping establish micro hydro and other technologies in rural places where electricity is difficult to come by. Micro hydro has even proven to ...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Dunbar

31 May 2016

Morris, Minnesota, United States

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center are looking for ways to make producing dairy milk less energy intensive - something consumers are increasingly demanding. They hav...

The Guardian

Shane Hickey

3 April 2016

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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How can traffic efficiency be improved? A Cambridge-based tech firm is pioneering apps that let drivers quickly find available parking spaces (helping save fuel by preventing them from circling the block while they lo...

Rock Road Recycle

Gregg Hennigan

4 March 2016

Shakopee, Minnesota, United States

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Rahr Malting, a brewery in Shakopee, MN, has found a creative way to sustainably address their energy needs. The company partners with the Mdewakanton Sioux Community to use waste barley hulls from the malting factory...

Sustainability Pioneers

Kirsi Jansa

1 February 2016

New York, United States

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While many countries are committed to working towards goal set forth by the Paris Climate Agreement, not many individual states in the United States have taken noticeable action. New York is an outlier in this scenari...

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Jay Friedlander

21 December 2015

Samsø, Denmark

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Sustainability’s vagueness and scarcity orientation may be preventing the future it seeks to create. The time has come to adopt a new mindset: That of the Abundance Cycle.

African Business Magazine

Wanjohi Kabukuru

4 December 2015

Addis Ababa, Oromia, Ethiopia

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At the mention of “clean energy” in Africa, six countries stand out as beacons of the change to new, clean future energy sources on the continent, boosted by foreign investment.

Bloomberg

Stephan Faris

2 December 2015

Kenya

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Since its commercial launch in 2012, M-Kopa has grown to exceed expectations for its revenue--now making more than $12 million a year. The company does this all while expanding access to affordable technology to the p...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Leopold Obi

19 November 2015

Msumarini, Kenya

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In the rural Kenyan village of Msumarini, women are empowered to become business leaders. Imani Women Group runs a thriving bakery using the simple resources available in the village.

NationSwell

Chris Peak

2 November 2015

Urbana, Illinois, United States

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Passive houses can generate more energy than they consume but are expensive to build. Non-profits across the nation are getting low income families into these types of renewable homes with state subsidies and voluntee...

Ensia

Didem Tali

26 May 2015

Malawi

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The people of Malawi count on wood for cooking, cleaning, and sanitation, which contributes to the country’s ranking as fifth highest in the world for deforestation. Once thought unsolvable, the people of the country ...

Yale Environment 360

Karim Chrobog

20 May 2015

Seoul, South Korea

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According to the United Nations, approximately 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted every year, which is costly to the environment and the economy. In Seoul, technological waste bins calculate the weight of the garbage...

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

18 May 2015

Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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As the global demand for energy continually increases, the strain on natural resources and the detrimental effects of fossil fuels become more problematic. But new developments in renewable energy technologies may pro...

Sustainability Pioneers

Kirsi Jansa

12 May 2015

Saerbeck, Germany

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Saerbeck, Germany is setting the standard for sustainable energy use and the reduction of their carbon footprint through a series of projects. Through these projects, private and public buildings as well as farms have...

Bloomberg

Alan Jeffries

Amy Marino

16 March 2015

Livermore, California, United States

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has designed a new technology that captures carbon dioxide at power plants before it goes into the air. This new method, which is much more efficient and affordable than othe...

The Seattle Times

Susan Kelleher

4 March 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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People need a place to sleep and eat, they need privacy, but they also need community. Seattle had a recent boom in micro-housing which offers a community living model where individuals have a personal tiny room and b...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

6 February 2015

Granville, Ohio, United States

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Retrofitting buildings for energy conservation in the United States could save $1 trillion over a decade, reduce American greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent, and create employment across the country. Many universi...

PBS NewsHour

William Brangham

31 January 2015

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Urban areas contain the highest in concentration of burning fossil fuels, which negatively contributes to climate change. Spearheading the green energy movement, Burlington, VT claims that its city uses 100% renewable...

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