Renewable Energy

We're going to run out of any kind of fossil fuels, so we need to move on to a renewable source.

A view of the Danskammer Generating Station in Newburgh, N.Y., as seen from a train traveling on the other side of the Hudson River. (TomKonrad/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
Before COVID-19 hit, there was another global crisis impacting people’s health and economic security: climate change. Here's how three environmental organizations are fighting for their communities during a pandemic.
George Washington University
A seminar in Stockholm, which aims to be fossil fuel free by 2040, had this student examining the culture and lifestyle that has a much smaller emissions footprint per capita than we do in the United States.
Arizona State University
After the closing of Arizona's last coal mine, the Navajo Nation is investing in renewable energy. The Nation is looking to solar for the future.  
Arizona State University
Solar panels are a common way to generate renewable energy, but one company is using solar panels to pull water out of thin air.
Middlebury College
In 2019, Middlebury College created a visionary set of goals. Now cow poop and food waste have the ability transform a college campus.

An example of what Highland Park, Michigan's solar-powered streetlights look like. (Image courtesy of Soulardarity)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
When the streetlights in Highland Park, Michigan, went dark one night in 2011, the community came together with a solution to keep their streets safe — and launched a larger vision for the city.
Wind turbines in Lubbock, Texas
Planet Forward Correspondent | Texas Tech University
Texas is known nationwide as being home to cotton, cattle, and oil booms. But renewable energy industries are quickly gaining popularity in the state.

(Mackenzie Swartz/George Washington University)

The George Washington University
The solar industry has a chance to shape the larger narrative on energy justice, and advance social equity by ensuring energy security for all socioeconomic levels. Community solar is an extremely viable solution to challenge energy inequality.
Northwestern University
A solar tariff protest, held outside the U.S. International Trade Commission, was organized by Solar Energy Industries Association. Opponents say the tariffs have hurt the U.S. solar industry, the economy, and efforts to combat climate change.

Could solar solve more than just emissions problems? Author Robert Stayton proposes an idea that would raise everyone out of poverty and get us off of fossil fuels. (Ben West/Creative Commons)

SUNY College at Brockport
Could solar energy end poverty? Author Robert Stayton proposes an idea that would do just that — and eliminate our reliance on fossil fuels too.

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