Posts tagged: Poverty

California Is Giving Free Solar Panels to the Poor

By: Brian Merchant In California, polluting companies are paying to line the roofs of the disadvantaged with solar panels. It’s not charity, either, exactly—it’s public policy. Very good policy. The San Francisco Chronicle explains how a new program arising from the state’s cap-and-trade law—in which companies must pay, per ton, for their carbon pollution—is delivering […]

Solar Energy Non-Profit Delivers Alternative Energy To Low-Income Neighborhoods

Residential solar power has become increasingly affordable over the past few years as an environmentally friendly, cost-saving alternative to traditionally sources of energy. But the barriers to entry can still be too high for low-income communities, which is where solar non-profits like GRID Alternatives come in. The organization helps identify neighborhoods that could benefit from […]