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Feb 10, 2020

1500 electric school buses in Virginia will power the grid when parked, in the first US commercial application of vehicle to grid technology.

 

 

 


Jan 10, 2020

In the face of rising temperatures and heavier rain, citizens wielding pry bars and thermometers turn parking lots into rain gardens and change city building standards to favor green space over asphalt.  

The lower income east side of Portland is the hottest part of town. Citizen action is making it cooler. 

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Dec 11, 2019

Two men treat their fear of climate change by sharing it with their entire cities.  They got their towns of Hoboken and Gainesville to declare a climate emergency. We hear the stories of their journeys from anxiety to activism, and explore the psychology of climate apathy and the limits of asking...


Nov 10, 2019

For the 3 out of 4 Americans who can't put solar panels on their roofs, community solar gardens are a way to save money now and be part of building our clean energy future.

When Minnesota enacted policy to promote solar gardens, it became the national leader, unleashing 600 megawatts of community solar development, but...


Oct 10, 2019

The solar cooperative movement began with two teenagers going door to door in their neighborhood in Washington DC. Their work grew into a national organization helping neighbors around the country go solar together, and building a grassroots movement for clean energy for all.

Solar United Neighbors works alongside...