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Articles by Laurie Guevara-Stone

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Changing lives with solar microgrids

Changing lives with solar microgrids

A nonprofit organization is testing a solution that could be a model of how to bring electricity to 1.2 billion people still living in the dark.

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A small country goes big with renewables: Denmark’s goal to be fossil-free

A small country goes big with renewables: Denmark’s goal to be fossil-free

The small country of Denmark (pop. 5.6 million) is making a big commitment to renewables

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Innovative business model makes solar accessible to all

Innovative business model makes solar accessible to all

It’s in America’s third sunniest state. With that abundant sunshine, it’s no wonder that the people of Taos County want to use more solar.

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How Alaska's capital is planning to go all electric (with hydro)

How Alaska’s capital is planning to go all electric (with hydro)

The hope is in the near future a tourist will be able to experience all that Juneau has to offer without any carbon emissions.

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San Francisco prepares for the "big one" with microgrids

San Francisco prepares for the “big one” with microgrids

So the City of San Francisco is not taking any chances—they’re preparing for the (next) big earthquake with microgrids.

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Smart charging in Seattle, the city of electric vehicle dreams

Smart charging in Seattle, the city of electric vehicle dreams

The city of Seattle is increasing the adoption and benefits of EVs.

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Block Island turns to offshore wind to curtail soaring diesel costs

Block Island turns to offshore wind to curtail soaring diesel costs

Located just 13 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, Block Island (pop. ~1,000) will soon be home to the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

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Hard time exposes soft benefits of prisons adopting green energy

Hard time exposes soft benefits of prisons adopting green energy

Prisons have historically been built with security in mind, and not much thought put into efficient lighting, heating, or cooling. But that is starting to change.

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An Alaskan island goes 100% renewable

An Alaskan island goes 100% renewable

Kodiak Island, the second-largest island in the United States – are now 99.7 percent renewably powered by wind and hydro.

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Building and climbing the solar energy ladder

Building and climbing the solar energy ladder

The world can’t afford for the unelectrified to reach the other end of the energy ladder by burning more fossil fuels.

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Renewables uptake surging in emerging economies

Renewables uptake surging in emerging economies

New BNEF report shows that renewable energy adoption is growing in the world’s emerging economies nearly twice as fast as industrialised nations.