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Sprint To Go 100% Carbon Neutral, 100% Renewable Electricity

December 16th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Sprint has indicated that it intends to source 100% renewable electricity and divert 50% of operational waste from landfills by 2025. This is what we need to hear on a day to day basis, from more and more corporations. While 2020 would be better, 2025 is not that far off, especially when you consider development timelines and corporate planning and budgeting challenges


Europe’s Green Deal: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Announces “Europe’s Man on the Moon Moment” (Videos)

December 15th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

As some act to stall progress, the forward motion provided by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and all she represents is a remarkable step forward. Presenting a Green Deal plan for Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, she and her colleagues took a seed from US progressives and gave it the watering and care it needed in the fertile ground of Europe


Six Flags Discovery Kingdom To Be 80% Powered By Solar Carport

December 13th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Borrego Solar Systems and sPower worked with the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this year to manifest the first theme park on the West Coast powered by solar energy. In this case, the solar will account for 80% of the park’s energy usage. One difference in this theme park's solar installation from other similar installations is that it will be powered by one of the most substantial solar carport installations in the country


NY-Funded Solar One Program Empowers Vulnerable Communities With Solar + Storage, Emergency Resilience

December 9th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Solar One is an organization that I've experienced first hand. An active force in clean urban transition, in particular aiding low-income households, it deserves support. Both organizations I met with in NYC — Solar One and WE ACT — had individuals reflecting the relaxed as well as energetic personalities necessary to make something work, really work


Honolulu Makes History With Comprehensive Plastic Bill!

December 5th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli

Last night in Honolulu, we made history: Bill 40, a comprehensive plastic phase-out bill, was approved 7–2 at the Honolulu City Council. Activists from across the island have been working for nearly a decade to get smart plastic legislation passed in the city and state. The vote last night was nothing short of victorious: this is the strongest plastic phase-out bill in the country, and likely in the world


People Are Afraid Of Change, Not Climate Change

December 5th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Unless someone is breaking a hundred dollar bill or receiving change from a purchase, people do not like change, especially when it comes to the fact that they are being told they need to change their habits or their way of thinking


Tesla Did Zero Market Research On Cybertruck (Or Any Other New Product) — Didn’t Need It

December 4th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla doesn't need to do market research, even though some critics believe it should. This statement may seem a bit extreme, or even radical, but when a market is already saturated with too much of the same thing, that market begins to crave something different — something fresh. Tesla has provided this time and again with its electric vehicles and is taking on the energy sector as well. Also, Tesla isn't your traditional company out there just aiming to cash in and move on to the next version of the same old thing. Tesla does its own thing in a way that benefits the world, Tesla, and ultimately its customers


This Startup Wants To Put Geothermal Panels In Underground Garages & Tunnels

December 2nd, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

Right now when you think of panels collecting energy, you would probably think of solar panels or those black panels that heat water, but if you already filled your roof with solar panels, what do you do next? This is one of the most ingenious startups I have seen in a while, a reminder that out of the box thinking can lead to completely new solutions to problems that don't require millions of dollars in R&



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