Category Archives: Public policy

Solar Panels at Georgetown University Spur Neighborhood Equity

We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Root + Branch to initiate the largest project in our Neighborhood Solar Equity program with Georgetown University.  Together, we are set to install 1.1 mW on Georgetown’s campus, making it one … Continue reading

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Americans and Climate Change

New data released by the Yale Program on Climate Communication and summarized by Nadia Popovich, John Schwartz and Tatiana Schlossberg in the New York Times gives a detailed view of public opinion on global warming. Spoiler alert: Americans believe in global warming, but aren’t … Continue reading

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People + the planet: Cleveland’s push for environmental justice

We love to learn about how urban centers become healthier, more environmentally responsible, and more energy independent. In the heart of the Rust Belt, Cleveland, shows us how a city can meet climate challenges while supporting equity and inclusion. 

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A small Tanzanian village shows solar is key for rural families

Recently, a small community in rural Tanzania has turned to solar. How does solar power transform everyday life for rural families across the globe?

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Mandates matter: Spotlight on Ohio’s energy standards

So much depends on Ohio’s embattled energy standards. So, why have valuable renewable and energy efficiency mandates been frozen until at least 2016? Inside the fight for a greener Ohio.

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Solar powering 100,000 rural homes in Ghana

We at Community Renewable Energy believe in the promise of Power Africa– an initiative designed to help African nations capitalize on their enormous solar power (and renewable) capacity. Recently, we heard about an initiative to take solar power to rural homes … Continue reading

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Will Ghana require all homes to include solar power?

Ghana’s Energy Commission is considering combating the nation’s energy crisis by amending building codes to require the integration of solar power. As costs of solar installation continue to drop, will other countries follow its lead?

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The city that runs on renewables

How one city in Vermont is making renewable energy history.

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Opposing anti-renewable energy utility takeover in DC

The CEO of Praxia Partners, our parent company, has submitted testimony to the Public Utility Commission of Washington, DC in opposition to the Exelon-Pepco merger. As Joe Recchie states, the current terms of the merger do not guarantee a stable … Continue reading

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Help stop Exelon from Taking over Washington

In one of our partner cities, Washington, D.C; the Illinois based utility Exelon is trying to buy the regional utility, Pepco.  While we at CRE support business, and understand why Pepco and Exelon would want such a deal, the reality … Continue reading

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