David Levine wants to “solarize Ghana.” Later this summer volunteers with his organization, Volunteers for International Development and Aid (VIDA), will road trip across Ghana on a 40-foot revamped school bus (SolBus) that will serve as a “mobile solar workshop.” They will install solar power in schools and clinics that might not otherwise have access to electricity. Levine joins us to explain.
Chicago's electricity deal booted coal, a big deal to be sure, but it isn't bullish on wind and solar. Some analysts think the deal could do more to promote renewable energy and provide economic benefits in the process.
A new report calls for reinvestment in Chicago's manufacturing base, the nation's second largest, which could be a windfall for sustainable transit and renewable energy in the metropolitan area — if the region invests in those ideas.