Posts tagged: Sustainable energy

Ugandan mayor: My district will be 100% renewable by 2020

The mayor of Kasese’s ambitious plan for his region’s renewables programme aims to improve living standards and public health My desire to set a 100% renewable by 2020 goal was strongly motivated by the alarming climate-induced degradation of the snowcapped Rwenzori mountains, from which the communities here derive their livelihood, water supply and identity. The […]

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Like AirBnB for solar power, Yeloha lets you use other people’s rooftops for energy

By: Kelly Hodgkins Boston-based startup Yeloha has a novel idea for expanding solar power in cities — sharing. We already share apartments, cars, and bikes, so why not solar panels, too. Instead of using a central solar source like SolarPerks, Yeloha crowdsources the technology by connecting individuals together and encouraging them to share in the […]

Short’s Brewery gets ‘Greener’ with Solar Panels

ANTRIM CO. — Brewery business is booming and now Short’s Brewery in Elk Rapids is taking a new step in creating an environmentally friendly factor. The brewery had a ribbon cutting to celebrate more than 140 new solar panels on top its production facilities. They also were given a check from the USDA for more […]

Solar-powered Charging Station benefits Students, Environment

By Sara Samora It was another sunny day on campus when Jawad Khalid, a civil engineering graduate student, noticed his phone needed to charge. He had forgotten his charger, so Khalid walked up to a charging station in front of the Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall. He switched charging plugs a couple of times, but finally stuck with one […]

Should I source my home power from renewable energy?

By: Ask Umbra Q. Got an email from a company called Arcadia Power. They say they can source my energy such that it comes from renewables, then pay my energy bill for me. Can they do this? Is my money safe with them? Won’t my municipally owned power company be upset? I would love to make the switch, […]