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The post-industrial cities of the Northeast have plenty of catching up to do. Or at least, that’s the dominant narrative. But this city of nearly 95,000 is working hard to build a new and glowing reputation by capitalizing on renewable-energy opportunities. “One of my main priorities as mayor is to … Continue reading The post New Bedford Builds Reputation with Solar Panels appeared first on EcoJournalist.
When the coal industry closes a power plant, one of the emotions that arises is nostalgia. This is true even in Massachusetts, a stronghold of environmental sentiment. On a recent Wednesday night, poets read in the control room of Footprint Power’s Salem Harbor Station to commemorate the closing of the … Continue reading The post Closing Coal Plant Shines at Salem Poetry Reading appeared first on EcoJournalist.
There’s been plenty of dark news out of Detroit recently. But one bright spot in the beleaguered city is the ongoing replacement of aging street lights with highly efficient and attractive LED street lights. By July 1 Detroit had installed its 10,000th LED street light, putting it ahead of schedule … Continue reading The post LED Street Lighting Kindles Interest in Michigan appeared first on EcoJournalist.
As Michigan considers expanding its renewable energy standard, new research is raising questions about what types of biomass should be included. Michigan’s current renewable energy standard, written in 2008, defines biomass as a renewable energy source. But based on four relatively recent studies, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is … Continue reading The post In Michigan, debate over burning trees for biomass energy appeared first on EcoJournalist.
Crowdfunding solar power allows companies to diversify and expand their capital sources but requires careful risk management, according to a panel called “Crowdfunding for Renewable Energy Projects: How Big Could It Be?” at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Future of Energy Summit on April 8. “I think it’s going to … Continue reading The post Solar Crowdfunding Promises Growth but Requires Careful Management appeared first on EcoJournalist.
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