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‘Urgency of the moment’ means Duke Energy must go all-in on solar this decade, advocates say

North Carolina regulators must approve a plan this month for Duke Energy to reach net-zero carbon emissions by midcentury. Without a big investment in solar, the utility might miss its first major milestone at the end…


How this Southwest Detroit pizzeria constantly reshapes its menu to combat climate change

PizzaPlex pays close attention to menu planning to prevent food waste.
How this Southwest Detroit pizzeria constantly reshapes its menu to combat climate change is an article from Energy News Network, a nonprofit news service covering the…


Study: Maine is a leader in New England when it comes to preparing for climate change

A report by the Union of Concerned Scientists and fellows at the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute shows New England states as a whole are failing to include vulnerable residents in decision making.
Study: Maine is…


Ohio’s largest coal plant to change coal ash handling after U.S. EPA denial

The operator of Ohio’s largest coal-fired power plant says it plans to switch to a “dry ash” handling system that complies with federal rules. Environmental advocates say questions remain about cleanup and groundwater risks.
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Kentucky coal ash is contaminating groundwater, but companies argue they’re in compliance

Six power plants in Kentucky are storing toxic coal ash in or near groundwater and may have to remove it in order to comply with federal regulations….


Solar coalition wants to put equity front and center in Xcel’s Minnesota rate case

The Just Solar Coalition, an alliance of solar developers, community organizers, environmental groups, faith leaders and others interested in expanding access to clean energy, is intervening in the utility’s rate case.
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Solar-powered microgrids add climate resilience in rural Vermont communities

Green Mountain Power’s new “resiliency zone” initiative is using outage and other data to pinpoint places in need of local grid upgrades. Its first projects consist of microgrids that will power remote villages during outages.
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Climate change will make migration levels soar in the future, says former MI5 boss

Climate change will cause waves of migration that will make current levels seem like “nothing”, a former MI5 boss has said. …


Climate tech accelerator aims to bridge gaps for Black and Brown entrepreneurs

The Massachusetts program is a collaboration between environmental justice group Browning the Green Space and Greentown Labs, one of the country’s leading cleantech incubators. Applications are open until Dec. 23.
Climate tech accelerator aims to bridge gaps…