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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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Charu Sudan Kasturi

16 August 2018

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Chad is facing an uphill battle against climate change, but has found that relying on historical practices may be the saving grace of solutions. Between partnerships to diversify crops and traditional practices that h...

The New York Times Magazine

Nathaniel Rich

1 August 2018

United States

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In the late 1970s to late 1980s, activists, scientists, and politicians began to address the climate change crisis. For a decade, they attempted to ask the U.S. to commit to an international agreement to reduce emiss...

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Abhaya Raj Joshi

29 July 2018

Rantapur, Nepal

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As big cities attract the able-bodied residents of rural areas in Nepal, a new initiative provides a chance to stay and earn an income by planting and caring for trees as part of a carbon offset program. It started as...

Yes! Magazine

Erika Lundahl

20 July 2018

California, United States

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Although electrical cars are not of the majority in the United States, their popularity is steadily increasing. Stretching from Baja California to British Columbia, the West Coast Electrical Highway is providing elect...

Yes! Magazine

Eben Bein

13 July 2018

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Shave The Peak is an online tool that helps people cut their emissions use by informing them of peak energy times during the hottest days in the summer. The tool started as a mass email and a text sent out to 100 envi...

NPR

Merrit Kennedy

3 July 2018

Davis, California, United States

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A new research experiment at University of California, Davis is seeing immediate results in the reduction of methane produced from cows by changing the cow's diet to incorporate seaweed. This successful effort could p...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Carolyn Beeler

18 June 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Despite being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the UK passed the Climate Change Act in 2008, a move that reduced coal-fired electricity generation by 33 percent in only five years. The UK's carbon tax help...

The Atlantic

Robinson Meyer

7 June 2018

Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

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A professor at Harvard may be on the path to being able to transform carbon dioxide into useable fuel, thus changing the game for the rapidly warming planet. By leveraging already existing technology, the professor an...

NPR

James Morrison

17 April 2018

North Carolina, United States

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Swine biogas are making an appearance across North Carolina, a state with more hogs than any other state in the U.S. Turning methane from hog waste into electricity has allowed the state to earn valuable carbon offset...

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Mark Sullivan

9 April 2018

Reno, Nevada, United States

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In 2014, Apple reached a milestone by turning their Nevada data center into a 100 percent renewable energy-powered structure thanks to the implementation of solar farms. Just four years later, the company has just rea...

Public Radio International

Jason Margolis

26 February 2018

Pueblo, Colorado, United States

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Residents in Pueblo, Colorado pay some of the highest electricity rates despite being one of the lowest-income cities in the state. In an attempt to become independent of the corporate utility company that determines ...

Al Jazeera

Sylvia Rowley

Russell Beard

22 November 2017

Cologne, Germany

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In the face of climate change as a result of increased CO2 emissions, millions of concerned citizens have grown frustrated at the lack of change from more traditional forms of civil engagement such as petitions, prote...

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Bianca Nogrady

13 October 2017

Australia

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There is a push towards clean energy that battles with Australia's federal love for coal, but South Australia has made great strides to renewable energy. Thermal energy and the lithium ion battery are just two recent ...

Yes! Magazine

Stephen Miller

25 August 2017

Buckland, Alaska, United States

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Alaska is a state of remote and rural townships, where everything costs more to access - from food to fuel - and plunging global oil prices have pushed the state economy to the brink of financial crisis. But communiti...

The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

22 August 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston needs more parking spaces, especially in a neighborhood surrounded by water. It is looking to build an underwater parking garage, like the ones being built in Amsterdam, in order to free up street level space a...

Grist

Elizabeth McGowan

11 July 2017

Tonawanda, New York, United States

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When the coal-powered Huntley Generating Station began to shut down, the livelihood of the local community in Tonawanda was greatly threatened; numerous jobs were at stake and looming impacts on the town's largest tax...

Clean Energy Finance Forum

Abhilasha Purwar

3 July 2017

United States

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Barriers, such as lack of standardization and information dispersion, are preventing market development for global financing of energy-efficient projects. The Inter-American Development Bank's Energy Savings Insurance...

Anthropocene Magazine

Robinson Meyer

1 July 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The burning of coal for fuel is one of the world's largest contributors to CO2 emissions, and continues to worsen the detrimental effects of planetary warming. But while many feel hopeless in light of an administratio...

CNN

Chris Giles

7 June 2017

Germany

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Air pollution is a major health risk, and growing in severity as more of the population moves to urban (more polluted) areas. Several university friends from Germany developed a "CityTree," which filters toxic polluta...

Rolling Stone

Justin Nobel

22 May 2017

Grant Township, Pennsylvania, United States

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While the US economy gluttonously enjoys the cheap fuel prices afforded by fracking, the consequences of the practice on the environment and communities like Grant Township in Pennsylvania reveal the ugly underbelly o...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

19 May 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Climate change is a growing issue, but the Citizens' Climate Lobby (a group of volunteers who work to get Republicans and Democrats to work in unison) is aiming to curb carbon emissions. So far the group has had a lar...

Financial Times

Pilita Clark

18 May 2017

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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An economic shift to renewable energy could take decades, but thanks to rapidly evolving disruptive technologies, dropping prices of solar and wind power sources, and increasing market demand for green business, the ...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

25 April 2017

Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Even with such increasingly popular trends as reusable grocery bags and biodegradable food containers, 70% of plastic products end up in landfills; but with the help of a local start-up, MacRebur, several townships in...

Vox

Brad Plumer

12 April 2017

Houston, Texas, United States

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Acknowledging that most coal plants world wide are likely to continue to operate for decades as the world's demand for energy only increases, solutions to climate change become ever more pressing. Carbon Capture and S...

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