Sustainable Energy Monitor: What We're Reading in August

Catch up on the latest sustainable energy and green industry news from August.

Energy Efficiency can help nonprofits serve more people:

Christ house, a medical facility for homeless people in Washington, DC, used to spend thousands of dollars a year on its old, inefficient lighting. That's money that could have been spent on patient care. [Yale Climate Connections]

Affordable Solar in Washington, DC:

First established in 2016, Washington DC's Solar for All program is a multifaceted set of programs with the goal of bringing the benefits of solar to 100,000 low-and moderate-income households by the year 2032. [Solar Power Rocks

Homegrown solar company aims to change how DC is powered:

In 2016, DC Mayor Murial Bowser signed into law the Renwable Portfolio Standard Expansion Act, codifying the District's commitment to increasing its use of renewable energy resources. [Biz Journals]

Could Rust Be A New Source of Renewable Energy:

Rust is often associated with decay and disrepair, but scientists at Caltech and Northwestern University are looking rust differently: as a means of generating electricity. [Popular Mechanics]

Three-quarters of D.C. metro residents say they support laws to stop building in high-risk areas:

July was the hottest month on record across the globe, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the UN. No wonder, then, that more than half of DC are residents say they think climate change will affect their homes or communities "a great deal," or "somewhat during their lifetimes." [Curbed Washington DC]

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