energy

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.
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.

Not unsurprisingly, Democrats and Republicans had opposing views at a House subcommittee meeting Thursday on the future of coal in the United States. (Noah Broder/Medill)

Northwestern University
Medill's Noah Broder reports from a House hearing, which looked at the value of coal to our economy. Dems called for more environmental controls, while the GOP stressed its importance to our energy infrastructure.

The Energy Resilience and Conservation Investment Program solar microgrid project at Fort Hunter Liggett in California is managed by the Sacramento District. (John Prettyman/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

George Washington University
A closer look at Lilker EMO Energy Solutions LLC, a sustainable energy consulting firm in Falls Church, Virginia, that is helping lead America's energy transformation.
SustainUS
On Dec. 5, the World Bank will announce its post-2020 climate goals. As a member of Generation Z, this is personal.

A technician at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve inspects a crude oil transfer pipe in this 2013 file image. (Photo courtesy the Department of Energy)

Northwestern University
A GOP-lead House energy subcommittee is pushing legislation to require the DOE to lease some of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities, and use the profits to update old equipment and infrastructure, as reported by Medill's Minghe Hu.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
Ted Roosevelt IV, Susan Eisenhower, Nick Akins, and Denise Fairchild discussed the politics of climate change and asked: Where does the responsibility lie?

The town of Juan Asencio in the mountain region of Aguas Buenas suffered severe damage from Hurricane Maria, and many homes in the area are still without power. (Hannah Wiley/Medill)

Northwestern University
Puerto Rico's island-wide blackout Wednesday demonstrates how vulnerable the energy infrastructure remains nearly seven months after the hurricane. How can an entire island still suffer from power volatility? 
SUNY: College of Environmental Science and Forestry
An interview with Town Supervisor, Dave Jones, of Fenner looking into the Fenner Wind Farm.

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