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Energy News Network

Sarah Shemkus

17 June 2019

Oslo, Norway

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Financial incentives in Norway have contributed in a huge switch to electric vehicles. By eliminating certain taxes and tolls, drivers of electric vehicles reap financial benefits. Improved infrastructure in recent ye...

Vox

David Roberts

5 June 2019

Salem, Oregon, United States

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A bill in Oregon has the potential to transform the way greenhouse gases are treated in the Pacific Northwest and potentially across the country. The Clean Energy Jobs Bill is an extremely detailed attempt to build a ...

The Guardian

Emine Saner

22 May 2019

Southampton, United Kingdom

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There’s a new environmental movement: the no-fly movement. In Europe especially, people are realizing the detrimental environmental impact of flying and are seeking alternatives to air travel, even if it means being c...

Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

Christopher Bendana

21 May 2019

Rubirizi District, Uganda

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Trees for Global Benefits is a carbon offset program that aims to partner with, rather than displace, locals in countries that have space to plant forests. For instance, in the Rubirizi District in Uganda, locals are ...

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Jaime Buerger

19 April 2019

New York, New York, United States

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After successful reports from countries around the world about the positive effects of congestion pricing, New York City looks to charge drivers in the most congested areas of the city in order to reduce traffic and e...

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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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...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

13 March 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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In Portland, Oregon, a group of activists have come together to be the eyes for their community when it comes to oil train shipments. There is a surprising lack of transparency when it comes to moving crude oil by tra...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

28 February 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Researchers in Australia have discovered a way to capture CO2 from the air and turn it back into solid carbon. The new method uses liquid metal and electricity to process the CO2 and store it at room temperature – som...

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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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Peter Yeung

26 February 2019

Norway

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Infinitum, a Norwegian company, aims to create a never-ending loop of plastic reuse and their deposit hub recycles 97 percent of the country’s plastic drink bottles. While critics question the focus on continuing to p...

The Huffington Post

Adam Forrest

25 February 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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To encourage commuters to shift from driving to biking, cities across Europe have tried out a mileage fee earned for commuting via bicycle, often tax-free. Leaders are learning this needs to be coupled with other ince...

Adventure Travel News

JoAnna Haugen

19 February 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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The first company to ever become carbon neutral, Natural Habitat Adventures has been setting a high bar with innovative sustainability practices. Nat Hab hosts trips all over the world and use it as an opportunity to ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

14 January 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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A handful of sustainability-oriented startups are working with concrete companies around the world to reduce their carbon footprint. The concrete & cement industry is responsible for 8% of global carbon emissions; how...

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...

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...

BBC

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...

The Guardian

Leyland Cecco

4 December 2018

Canada

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After decades of forest devastation coupled with harsh winters, Canada was facing an uncertain future as climate change realities came into focus. To mitigate the damage, the country's government made the decisive mov...

Deseret News

Erica Evans

14 November 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In an effort to get people to change habits to decrease pollution in Salt Lake City, the city is trying several approaches using behavioral psychology to encourage residents to change their long-standing habits. For i...

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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...

The New Republic

Melody Schreiber

9 October 2018

Northwest Territories, Canada

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Faced with the existential threat posed by an oil company in their community, the Gwich’in nation banded together with a former rival, Greenpeace, to take the company to court. By highlighting the failure of the compa...

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...

Pacific Standard

Maria Dolan

18 September 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Austin, Texas and King County, Washington are both participating in a new experiment by non-profit City Forest Credits (CFC) that uses creative financing to fund green spaces and tree-planting in cities. More specific...

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...

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