Category Archives: Local 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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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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Los Angeles (finally) Embraces Solar with Feed In Tariff

Despite California’s great reputation for supporting the development of renewable energy, Los Angeles has long stood as the anomaly in a green powered state. Less than 0.5% of LA’s power mix comes from solar and Los Angeles has far less … Continue reading

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DC: Capital of renewable power

Washington, D.C. can already be considered a national leader in sustainability. The city has tripled its use of renewable energy since 2004, and boasts the nation’s 2nd highest percentage of jobs in green goods and services. The attractive mass transit … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh trades steel for sustainability

The Phipps Conservatory Credit: Alexander Denmarsh via Forbes.com This post was originally published in Developing Green Communites. Several years ago the Steel City- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania- committed to be one of the most sustainable cities in America. Since then, they have … Continue reading

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