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How to avoid storm blackouts? Colleges go big with microgrids

Wendy Koch reports in National Geographic on how tech-savvy universities are leading the way with innovative ideas to make their campuses energy independent. In Cambridge, Mass., the odor of oil permeates part of a decades-old power plant, located a couple … Continue reading

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How hidden labyrinths under cities are becoming clean energy powerhouses

The story is part of a National Geographic  special series that explores energy issues. For more, visit The Great Energy Challenge. Cities around the world have a secret weapon in the quest to reduce emissions and boost energy efficiency. They … Continue reading

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Urban ski slope to raise profile of Europe’s waste-to-energy drive

Thomas K. Grose reports in National Geographic that a man-made ski slope now being built on Copenhagen’s waterfront that will rest atop a $389 million (500 million euro), 60-megawatt power station fueled entirely by the city’s garbage. Perhaps the man-made … Continue reading

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