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Richard Kenny

24 November 2020

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

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As a way to reduce the amount of diesel fuel that powers trains, governments and transit companies around the world are turning to solar panels as a way to utilize renewable energy. In Australia, a solar train launche...

Energy News Network

Frank Jossi

13 November 2020

Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota, United States

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The Red Lake Nation in Minnesota is building a 240-kilowatt solar array on top of a workforce training center, which will generate about half of the building’s electricity. This project was financed through crowdfundi...

Al Jazeera

Veronique Mistiaen

18 October 2020

Abs, Yemen

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A solar-grid station is powering rural Yemeni communities on the front-line of the war and in the midst of COVID-19, while also empowering women who typically have very few professional opportunities. The microgrid pr...

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Chad Small

14 October 2020

California, United States

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California communities are turning to “community choice aggregators,” which allows them to buy electricity from green providers and have more control over the energy grid. However, the financial pressure for these pro...

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Claire Marie Porter

13 October 2020

California, United States

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In an attempt to curb carbon emissions from the transportation sector, Californians are trading in old, environmentally-unfriendly cars in for greener electric cars or vouchers for alternative transportation. Clean Ca...

The Washington Post

Sarah Kaplan

7 October 2020

Stockton, California, United States

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SkyCool Systems manufactures panels that can be incorporated into existing cooling systems to reduce the amount of electricity needed to turn hot air into cold air. The technology is based on radiative cooling and uti...

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Noah Omuya

3 October 2020

Soroti, Uganda

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Four years later after a solar grid was installed in Uganda, residents of nearby villages are wondering when they will get some of that power. The 10-megawatt facility, which cost $19 million to build, was expected to...

The Narwhal

Lindsay Jones

19 September 2020

New Brunswick, Canada

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Community Forests International created a carbon project to preserve Acadian forest. They measured and quantified carbon storage on small family-owned forest land, certified it by third-party standards, and sold the c...

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Chermaine Lee

8 September 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

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Harnessing body heat provides energy-saving heating to commercial and residential buildings. The Stockholm Central station in Sweden and the Mall of America in Minnesota both capture body warmth to provide some of the...

Bloomberg

Chris Martin

1 September 2020

Texas, United States

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A cryptocurrency mining company in Texas called Layer1 can power down its data-processing centers and sell its unused electricity back to the power grid. Instead of passively consuming energy, they are able to utilize...

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Morgane le Cam

24 August 2020

Obinze, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, shared solar refrigerators known as "ColdHubs" have allowed food producers and sellers to preserve their perishable goods and avoid throwing away many of their products. Throughout the region, 3,500 produc...

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Morgane le Cam

24 August 2020

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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To preserve the millions of trees that are cut down just to produce coal in Burkina Faso, a Burkinese engineer created "green charcoal that would not only protect forests but also help fight against the proliferation ...

St. George Spectrum & Daily News

K. Sophie Will

13 August 2020

Springdale, Utah, United States

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As part of a collaboration between Zion National Park and the nearby town of Springdale, shuttle buses were introduced to limit the amount of noise in the canyon and deal with issues of over parking. However, those sh...

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Kalpana Sunder

3 August 2020

Gujarat, India

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Covering canals with solar panels has allowed Indian communities to save land, water and carbon emissions, and even bring electricity to rural villages. The solar panels are suspended on metal structures over the cana...

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Sarah Reid

27 July 2020

Iceland

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Climeworks, a Swiss start-up, is using technology to suck carbon out of the air and turning it into stone, essentially cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere permanently. Their plant in Iceland is able t...

BBC

Rina Diane Caballar

15 July 2020

Philippines

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Since the Philippines relies on boats to transport people and goods across the island nation, a shipbuilding company is designing a new low-carbon alternative of the bangka — a traditional Filipino boat — that uses th...

Nation Africa

Faustine Ngila

14 July 2020

Kenya

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A micro-grid system has been paired with blockchain technology to easily sell and buy affordable and clean energy in rural Kenya. Residents living in the countryside don't generally have access to reliable and afforda...

The New York Times

Jane Margolies

14 July 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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More and more commercial real estate projects are popping up around the United States that are focused on “deep green” building. This movement suggests that it’s not enough to just make a building out of renewable mat...

Politico

Michael Grunwald

14 July 2020

Homestead, Florida, United States

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A Norwegian firm has built a land-based fish farm – which is "a supersized aquatic version of greenhouse agriculture that aims to solve a host of environmental problems plaguing conventional salmon farms in coastal wa...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Anna Kusmer

3 July 2020

Zurich, Switzerland

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Climeworks is focusing on pulling carbon dioxide directly out of the air to store or reuse in some capacity as a way to lower global greenhouse gas emissions. The Swiss company has 16 plants around Europe, with their ...

Wired

Clive Thompson

23 June 2020

Netherlands

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As part of a growing movement in sustainable software design, Danny Van Kooten, a Dutch programmer, refactored the code on his website plug-in to reduce the amount of energy expended when someone interacts with it. Ab...

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...

The New York Times

Stanley Reed

4 June 2020

Viana do Castelo, Portugal

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Floating wind turbines off the coast of Portugal is one of the latest experiments to convert wind energy into electric power. These machines can generate electricity for a city of up to 60,000 people. While it will ta...

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Duncan Lukoye

3 June 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

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In Nairobi, as in other major cities around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted travelers away from mass transit to bicycling for social distancing purposes. This presents policy and safety challenges, as man...

BBC

Jocelyn Timperley

1 June 2020

San José, Costa Rica

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The capital city of San José in Costa Rica is taking steps to become greener and less dependent on cars. By focusing on public transportation initiatives like city bikes and bike lanes, a green esplanade, and an elect...

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