Community Solar – The Basics

Community Solar – The Basics

What is Community Solar? When we think of solar panels, we usually imagine them sitting on top of residential rooftops. However, this is not always the case. Community solar (also known as ‘community shared solar’) reimagines where and how solar panels operate by allowing for a larger variety of demographics to support and benefit from solar energy. Community solar works by generating electricity at an offsite solar ‘farm’ or installation, and then allowing people to…
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Addressing an Equitable Transition to Electric Vehicles: Current Policies and Recommendations

Addressing an Equitable Transition to Electric Vehicles: Current Policies and Recommendations

As electric vehicles (EVs) become more popular and the US transitions away from fossil fueled transportation, bridging the income gap in EV ownership remains an important challenge. According to the City of Boston, only 8% of Boston EV owners have an annual income of less than $50,000 dollars. Given that EV’s are much cleaner and less expensive to drive, and given that air pollution disproportionally burdens low income communities in the U.S., it is important…
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5 Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint this Summer

5 Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint this Summer

During the summer, we all like to spend time with friends and family and take a break from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. Unfortunately, the summer months are also when our CO2 emissions are the highest. From long road trips, to the extreme use of air conditioning, we are all contributing to the billions of tons of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) Americans emit each year. While the problem is big, we can make…
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