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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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Your guide to Power Africa

This June, President Obama unveiled the Power Africa initiative, which hopes to double the electricity available for sub-Saharan Africa. 

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Kenyon College and CRE partner on solar Farm installation

Recently, Ohio’s Kenyon College and Community Renewable Energy launched an exciting pilot project for installing solar power at the Kenyon Farm.

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The humanitarian side of solar

We love the environmental and economic benefits of going solar, but today, we focus on the humanitarian side of renewable power.

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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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Top 7 highlights of new solar power report

In the first quarter of 2014, solar continued to soar. Households, businesses, nonprofits, and academic institutions of all kinds are turning to solar power to lower their electricity bills and improve their communities. Read more to find out how far … Continue reading

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What are micro-grids?

Decentralized micro-grid solar power could be the ideal solution for rural communities that lack electricity.

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Renewable energy progress in Africa

Like every Praxia Partners initiative, Community Renewable Energy believes that the best ideas embody the triple bottom line by benefiting people, helping the planet, and making economic sense. That’s why we’ve been following the progress of Power Africa and 6 African nations poised to … Continue reading

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6 solar success stories from the U.S. and abroad

We’re just 3 months into 2014, and we can barely keep up with the number of solar power records broken this year! Here are 6 stories from the U.S. and abroad that we’re celebrating this week. 

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