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    A Guide to Solar Jobs for the Previously Incarcerated

    A Guide to Solar Jobs for the Previously Incarcerated

    Formerly incarcerated people continue to face huge obstacles in finding stable employment. According to a recent report, roughly 60% of people released from federal prison are jobless. Research also suggests that those who did find jobs were given no job security or upward mobility.1  Mass incarceration is a crisis in this country much like climate […]

    Chicago Entrepreneur Uses Clean Energy to Create Opportunities in Disinvested Communities

    Chicago Entrepreneur Uses Clean Energy to Create Opportunities in Disinvested Communities

    By Audrey Henderson On a chilly October morning, Arthur Burton stood in the parking lot of the Chicago Urban League. Since its establishment in 1916, the iconic South Side organization has provided advocacy and opportunity for environmental justice communities facing a two-sided dilemma — disinvestment on one hand, and disproportionate exposure to harmful pollution on […]

    30+ Media Organizations Call for Windfall Tax on Fossil Fuel Profits

    30+ Media Organizations Call for Windfall Tax on Fossil Fuel Profits

    More than 30 media organizations in more than 20 countries have come together with a simple but daring proposal: world leaders should tax big fossil fuel companies to help the most vulnerable nations respond to the climate crisis.  The editorial, spearheaded by The Guardian, was published in conjunction with the COP27 UN climate conference in […]

    EV Registrations Jump 57%

    EV Registrations Jump 57%

    New data from Experian Automotive, an information services company, shows that registrations for electric vehicles in the U.S. have increased 57% in the first nine months of 2022 over the same time period last year, with consumers registering over 530,000 new battery-electric vehicles from January through September 2022. In the past five years, EV registrations […]

    Solar Panels and Crops Can Coexist, But More Research Needed to Maximize Success

    Solar Panels and Crops Can Coexist, But More Research Needed to Maximize Success

    By Kari Lydersen A recent analysis reveals the daunting number of variables that need to be considered when attempting to pair agricultural production and solar generation.  Federal researchers know that solar panels and crops can coexist and provide mutual benefits in certain scenarios. A recent study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) confirms this but also […]

    World’s Largest Wind Farm Goes Live

    World’s Largest Wind Farm Goes Live

    The world’s largest wind farm generated its first electricity off the coast of Norway Sunday at 12:55 p.m. local time. This isn’t the win for the climate you might think, however; the wind farm was built by Norwegian state oil company Equinor to power its North Sea oil and gas production.  “I am proud that […]