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July 22, 2019

Catholic Energies Helps Diocese Go Solar

The Washington Post reported yesterday that Catholic Energies, a nonprofit organization that helps churches across the country switch to solar energy, is helping the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington to install 5,000 solar panels, the largest ground...

July 18, 2019

Air Pollution In China Is So Bad That Solar Panels Aren’t Working

by Miro Korenha and Alexandra Patel In China, air pollution is so bad that it’s preventing the sun’s rays from reaching solar panels–depriving the country of a much-needed source of emissions-free energy. In Beijing, concentrations of deadly fine...

July 15, 2019

Largest Solar Project In the World Planned For Australian Outback

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina What do you put in the middle of Australia’s sunny and mostly deserted Outback?  Hint: it’s bigger than a blooming onion!  Australia’s Northern Territory will likely soon be home to the world’s largest solar farm,...

July 1, 2019

Solar Power Heating Up in 2019

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina This week as you sit in the sun somewhere (we hope), consider that solar power is surging in the U.S.  A recent report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association announced that the first...

May 9, 2019

Heroes of the Week: Clean Energy Change Makers in Tucson

In Tuscon, 90 percent of the public gets its power from coal and other fossil fuels, which degrades the air quality particularly for the Latinx community there.  The south side neighborhoods are home to all the area’s major polluting sources, including a gas-burning...

April 30, 2019

Renewables Set to Surpass Coal For First Time in US

According to the Energy Information Administration’s latest short-term energy outlook report, in April, the electricity generated by wind, solar, hydropower, biomass and geothermal plants in the U.S. are projected to top coal power’s output by about 16 percent. ...

April 28, 2019

Spain Says Sí to Green New Deal

Spain held Parliamentary elections yesterday, and though no party won a majority, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, or PSOE, and current Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will win the largest percentage of the vote running on a progressive platform, of which an...

April 23, 2019

New York Subway System Seeks Solar Up On Its Roofs

The New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) announced yesterday that it is launching a new initiative that, if successful, will generate both revenue and renewable, emission-free electricity by leasing millions of square feet of industrial roof space to...

March 29, 2019

Solar At the Ballpark

Solar panels already power several major league baseball stadiums, and the latest is National Park in Washington, D.C., which announced yesterday that they have teamed up with WGL Energy Systems to install 4,080 solar panels above two of the garages next to the Park...

March 19, 2019

One Mickey Mouse Thing: Disney World Goes Solar

Disney World turned on the power February 27th to its brand new 50 MW solar farm, Axios reported. The new solar farm sits on a large parcel right next to Disney’s Animal Kingdon in Orlando and will create enough clean power to keep things running at two of the...