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    World’s Largest Solar + Battery Plant Unveiled in Hawaii

    World’s Largest Solar + Battery Plant Unveiled in Hawaii

    Hawaii has a new, game-changing tool in its renewable energy arsenal. Power producer AES Corporation and the not-for-profit Kaua’i island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) unveiled what’s claimed to be the world’s largest solar-plus-storage peaker on the island of Kauai on Tuesday, the Lāwa’i Solar and Energy Storage Project. This is a significant step to help the […]

    83% Decline of Freshwater Animals Underscores Need to Protect and Restore Freshwaters

    83% Decline of Freshwater Animals Underscores Need to Protect and Restore Freshwaters

    This year’s Living Planet Report shows that populations of animals—including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians—plummeted by 60 percent between 1970 and 2014. But those living in freshwater are experiencing a far more drastic decline: 83% since 1970. It’s a sobering statistic and one tied directly to the ever-increasing pressures that people are putting on […]

    What Is Climate-Ready Infrastructure? Some Cities Are Starting to Adapt

    What Is Climate-Ready Infrastructure? Some Cities Are Starting to Adapt

    By Mikhail Chester, Braden Allenby and Samuel Markolf The most recent international report on climate change paints a picture of disruption to society unless there are drastic and rapid cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. Although it’s early days, some cities and municipalities are starting to recognize that past conditions can no longer serve as reasonable […]

    Could Paper Power the Next Generation of Devices?

    Could Paper Power the Next Generation of Devices?

    By Seokheun Choi It seems like every few months there’s a new cellphone, laptop or tablet that is so exciting people line up around the block to get their hands on it. While the perpetual introduction of new, slightly more advanced electronics has made businesses like Apple hugely successful, the short shelf life of these […]

    This College Could Become the First 100% Renewable Campus in U.S.

    This College Could Become the First 100% Renewable Campus in U.S.

    As a growing number of U.S. cities make pledges towards 100 percent renewables, it’s easy to forget that the entire state of Hawaii set this important benchmark three years ago when it mandated that all of its electricity must come from renewable sources no later than 2045. To help the Aloha State meet this ambitious […]

    Tesla Installing World’s Largest Solar Rooftop on Nevada Gigafactory

    Tesla Installing World’s Largest Solar Rooftop on Nevada Gigafactory

    Tesla has started building a massive rooftop solar array on top of its Gigafactory 1 (GF1) outside Sparks, Nevada. Once finished, the 70-megawatt system will be the largest in the world by far; the current record-holder is the comparatively shrimpy 11.5-megawatt array in India that can power 8,000 homes. Building Tesla has posted satellite images […]

    Alternative State

    Alternative State

    Did you make it through Donald Trump‘s State of the Union address? If you did, congratulations on your endurance. Not everyone can handle sitting through more than an hour of lies, deceit and distortions. Then again, we’ve all been surviving and fighting through the past 12 months of this administration. Resistance takes stamina, and it’s […]