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Trees for tissues: a trade off that American companies can end | Sammy Herdman

By changing how they make tissue products, American companies can help protect the boreal forest.

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What is the difference between hybrid cars, plug-in hybrid cars, and electric cars? | Morgan Folger

Most people aren’t familiar with the tech under the hood of cleaner cars. So what is the difference between hybrid cars, plug-in hybrid cars, electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell cars?

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

69.9% of Costco’s shareholders vote to reduce carbon pollution and deforestation

As Americans experience the consequences of climate change — droughts, wildfires, hurricanes and record heat waves —a majority of the shareholders in Costco*, one of the largest retailers in the world, voted yes on a shareholder proposal that calls on Costco to set “short, medium, and long-term science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets” to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.  

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News Release | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

New report: Ohio ranks 4th nationally for big box stores’ rooftop solar potential

Columbus – Big box roofs have big solar potential in the Buckeye state, according to a new report from Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. Solar on Superstores: Big Roofs, Big Potential for Renewable Energy finds that the combined roofs of Ohio’s big box stores could generate roughly 3,347.6 gigawatt-hours of clean electricity each year. That would be equivalent to generating enough energy to power 314,400 average American homes, which ranks 4th in the country.

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Report | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Solar on Superstores

Solar energy is the fastest-growing form of electricity generation in the United States. America has 40 times as much solar electricity generation capacity as in 2010. That’s because the U.S. has a huge solar resource, solar power is cheap and getting cheaper quickly, and good public policies make solar power attractive for individuals and businesses.

But America has only just begun to tap its immense solar resource.

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