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Balbina Brazil

Brazil’s Balbina Pilot Project Turns to Solar Energy

Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits March 21, 2016. Image credit: Seabirds Almost 30 years ago, Brazil flooded an enormous area in the Amazonian rainforest to generate hydroelectric power in what some called an environmental crime. Today, it only produces 20% of its capacity. The artificial lake is so large that the horizon is barely visible from

burlington-vt

Burlington (VT) Reaches 100%-Renewables Goal

Burlington (VT) Reaches 100%-Renewables Goal Lisa Markowski for Zondits, February 9, 2015 The city of Burlington, Vermont, has recently achieved the notable status of supplying 100% of its power through renewables. Burlington Electric’s recent acquisition of the Winooski 1 hydroelectric project was the final piece needed to set this admirable precedent. Burlington, the home of

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