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Entries from February 20th, 2011

Solar Commons

February 20th, 2011 · Comments Off · Feature writing, Writing

Individual rooftop solar panels have become a more familiar sight over the past several years. But not everyone has the correct south-facing rooftop, and renters are out of the market entirely. Now, a new model of community-based solar ownership is beginning to bring solar’s energy-bill savings to a broader audience. Developers are incorporating a range [...]

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To Infinity and Beyond

February 20th, 2011 · Comments Off · Feature writing, Writing

In some ways, it seems as though nuclear power plants are the Energizer Bunny of electric-generating technology—they just keep going. Constructed between 1969 and 1996, the nation’s 104 nuclear reactors were licensed initially for 40 years of operation. Almost 60 of these plants already have been granted operating licenses for an additional 20 years, and [...]

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Not So Simple Barriers

February 13th, 2011 · Comments Off · Feature writing, Writing

Ask a child to draw a building and you’ll likely get a geometry lesson in return. A rectangle topped with a triangular roof and covered in little squares representing windows. The walls? Well, simple lines will probably represent them, and, honestly, that’s how most of us have viewed them. However, today’s architects ignore the complexities [...]

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