California Community Solar

A Guide To Community Solar In California

Here’s how one of the nation’s greenest states is slowly paving the way for community solar. California Leads On Solar For decades, California environmental advocates and lawmakers have set the bar for what it means to write strong environmental policy in the US. In a national political climate where climate science is too often questioned,…

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Offsetting Carbon with the Finger Lakes Climate Fund

This is the first post in our Community Climate Champions series highlighting individuals and organizations building a better future for their neighborhoods. In this edition, we focus on the Finger Lakes Climate Fund. In Ithaca, New York, an innovative carbon offset program is giving local residents the chance to contribute to and benefit from local…

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5 Renewable Energy FAQs Answered

Keeping up with the evolving renewable energy industry can be tough. We’re here to help break it down for you. Across the world, cutting-edge advancements in renewable energy are mitigating climate change. Costs are declining, accessibility continues to grow, and innovative solutions are combating the negative effects of antiquated energy practices. It’s an exciting time…

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How Climate Connects Industries, With Ben Ho

“There is an old parable of the blind men trying to describe an elephant. Each can only feel one piece and thus they each miss out on the whole picture.” Climate change affects all aspects of life — the environment, politics, economics, and social equity, to name a few. Work in the renewable energy industry…

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20 Quotes To Get You Inspired For a Renewable Future

Need an environmental pick-me-up? We’ve all been there before. Hear from leaders and activists to get your dose of optimism below. Powering a renewable future can feel daunting. Personally, when I feel overwhelmed, it helps to remind myself that I’m not in it alone. Amazing leaders from around the world are taking action, and on…

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My Solstice Experience: Transitioning from Fellow to Full-Time

Wondering if Solstice fellowships can turn into longer-term employment? Mine and many others have! Hear more about my experience below. My Fellowship Most professionals have at some point had a stereotypical intern experience, where coffee grabbing and mindless tasks fill up their days. My fellowship at Solstice, however, was nothing like that. From my first…

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Floating Solar: Can Solar Farms Thrive on Water?

First, there were solar panels on rooftops. Then entire farms were dedicated to solar power. Now, solar has reached water. Meet floating solar! Floating solar farms, otherwise known as floating photovoltaics, or “floatovoltaics,” are harnessing energy where no other power plants have ventured.  At its base, floating solar is no different from a solar farm…

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energy-efficient landscaping

Energy-Efficient Landscaping: Green from the Outside-In

The choices we make at our homes determine the amount of energy we use. Maybe you think about turning off the lights…but have you thought about your yard? Cue: energy-efficient landscaping. An energy-efficient home is good for the environment and saves you money. When you think of energy-efficiency, though, what do you picture? Many of…

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