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This solar system atop a Virginia Tech campus in Arlington, Virginia, is a fraction of the large solar systems called for by a new law.

A First: Virginia Regulators Want Competitive Bids on Solar

A recent order from the state's corporation commission makes it possible for a third party to own a solar system and sell the…
coal power plant

What to Do with Tons of Coal Ash? Vitrify Some of It, Sell the Rest

Every large coal plant is leaving behind millions of tons of ash that needs to be safely contained lest it leach into nearby…

Portland’s Clean Diesel Initiative Builds New Specs for Green Construction

What do you get when you put a real estate developer, a large neighborhood association, a state environment agency and a whole lot…
Washington DC, waste to energy, human waste, zero waste, waste to energy, Leon Kaye, anaerobic digestion

Long Full of Crap, D.C. Will Now Churn Some of It into Energy

Built at the cost of $470 million, a new waste-to-energy facility serving the Washington, D.C. metro area will provide a wastewater plant with…
African renwable energy

African Renewable Energy Offers Alternative To ExxonMobil

A new report describes how Africa can economically quadruple its renewable energy, offering a path to economic growth while reducing fossil fuel dependency.
5-Hour Energy CEO

Billions in Change: 5-Hour Energy CEO Develops Clean Energy, Water Projects

Talk doesn't help someone out of poverty; that takes doing. And Manoj Bhargava, billionaire CEO of 5-Hour Energy drinks, is committed to doing…

How Can the IoT Lead to Greater Efficiency and Sustainability?

The idea of a city where real objects could communicate and send messages seems like something out of a film -- but it's…
Winners of a startup award buffalo for recycling

PHA Bioplastic: The best possible use of food waste

How do you reuse a dirty, smelly waste material like the sludgy mess from industrial food production to create bioplastic? One team is…
Jerry Brown, California, clean energy, renewables, SB 350, Leon Kaye, climate change, energy efficiency, solar, wind power

Ambitious California Renewables Legislation Signed Into Law

Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown during a ceremony this week at the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, Senate Bill 350 mandates that…
Jaguar Land Rover, social enterprise, clean water, Kenya, Bungoma, Vestergaard, ClimateCare, Leon Kaye, corporate social responsibility, CSR

Jaguar Land Rover Launches Clean Water Program in Kenya

Working with the social enterprise ClimateCare and the Swiss company Vestergaard, Jaguar Land Rover will provide smart water-filtration systems that the company says…
net zero wastewater treatment

Net Zero Lessons From A Wastewater Treatment Plant

New York City has set its sights on net zero energy for its wastewater treatment plants, demonstrating that net zero is a realistic…

Divestment’s Impact is More Than Just Money

The divestment campaign – a grassroots movement to get public pensions, university endowments, and other large funds to remove fossil fuels companies from…
Solar panels cover the roof of a Walmart store in Covina, California. The big-box retailer is one of nine companies to

Fortune 500 Companies Pledge to Go 100 Percent Renewable

Underscoring the buy-in of the business community on climate action is a bold commitment from a group of top Fortune 500 companies: to…

The Role Cities Can Play In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Cities use 78 percent of energy globally, according to a United Nations report, and produce over 60 percent of carbon emissions. So, they…
The Shams 1 solar power plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is one of dozens of solar power projects generating clean energy in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Solar Surges in the Middle East and North Africa

Last year was a breakthrough year for solar in the Middle East with over 30 solar projects awarded – a ten-fold increase on…