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Puerto Rico’s vulnerability to hurricanes is magnified by weak government and bureaucratic roadblocks

Five years after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona has killed at least four people, caused widespread flooding and left hundreds of thousands of residents without water or power. Maria caused extensive damage to Puerto Rico’s power grid in 2017 that left many residents without electricity for months. Rebuilding it has been […]

September 23rd

The most cost-effective energy efficiency investments you can make – and how the new Inflation Reduction Act could help

Energy efficiency can save homeowners and renters hundreds of dollars a year, and the new Inflation Reduction Act includes a wealth of home improvement rebates and tax incentives to help Americans secure those saving. It extends tax credits for installing energy-efficient windows, doors, insulation, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners or heat pumps, as well as […]

September 5th

Labor Day: Clean energy driving US job growth

The 2022 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is a comprehensive study designed to track and understand employment trends across the energy sector and within key energy technologies. The report covers 2021, an unprecedented and unpredictable year for American families and businesses as the country began its slow […]

September 5th

Solar energy: Women are making the clean energy transition more equitable

In a profession dominated by men, solar training nonprofits and trade unions are providing networking opportunities, creating caregiving pilots and training men to be better allies against harassment. By Jessica Kutz The 19th news When Anna Bautista was studying electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she didn’t know she would soon find herself […]

August 22nd

Biden throws a life-line to the US solar industry

Good news! Yesterday President Joe Biden signed executive orders making solar panels more affordable and accessible. We’ve signed petitions asking him to use the Defense Production Act for clean energy, and to fix the Commerce Department mess. Now he’s listening! By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote When we fight together, with science and moral clarity […]

June 9th