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An old mine car sits as an exhibit in the former Zollverein Mine Complex.AMELIA URRY

IN GERMANY’S APPALACHIA, THE LAST COAL MINE IS CLOSING

WIRED — The highway hums in the distance. Looming above everything else is a green A-frame structure with four great pulley wheels to carry men and equipment into a mine shaft. It’s the only...

5,500 U.S. SCHOOLS USE SOLAR POWER, AND THAT’S GROWING AS COSTS FALL, STUDY SHOWS

INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS — In a field behind an elementary school in rural Middlesex County, Virginia, near the Chesapeake Bay, an ambitious plan has been taking shape: Schools Superintendent Peter Gretz and other local administrators are...

PREMIERING ON HBO… HAPPENING: A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION

The 71-minute film, which screened as part of DOC NYC last night and was revealed as part of HBO’s slate in July, follows the son of actor and environmental advocate Robert Redford on a cross-country...

Solar Technology Is Transforming Parking Lots

Nowadays, parking lots are seen as a serious problem – and a large part of America’s transportation, design and energy systems. What is so problematic about parking lots? To start, an abundance of resources...
Grid repair in Puerto Rico

TESLA JUST ANNOUNCED 6 NEW PROJECTS TO RESTORE POWER IN PUERTO RICO

FUTURISM — After Hurricane Maria destroyed much of Puerto Rico earlier this year, Elon Musk was quick to offer Tesla’s services as an energy provider.The largest energy contract in the restoration efforts ultimately went to Whitefish, a small energy company...
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