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A favela of Rio de Janeiro. In the foreground is a small white building with a corrugated tin roof. Beyond it, in the distance, is a hilly landscape covered with similar dwellings. Tall power lines are visible in the distance.

How Organizers in Rio’s Favelas Are Harnessing Solar Energy

Neighborhoods on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro face a multitude of challenges, including social and racial inequity, and a lack of public services. This organization is hoping to prove that solar energy can benefit neighborhoods, lower electric bills, and provide jobs.

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Charleston, SC
Housing

Building Resilience and Preserving History in Charleston

In Charleston, South Carolina’s historically significant Eastside neighborhood, the city is trying new approaches to improving energy efficiency and flood protection.

A hemodialysis machine in a bedroom.
Health

A Bad Mix: Utility Shut-Offs and Chronic Illnesses

In most states, a household can avoid or delay termination of its utility service due to overdue balances if the shut-off would significantly impact their health. But the process isn’t as simple as it may seem

Several workers stand on a partially finished home with white insulation around the foundation.
Housing

Green Is Affordable

The affordable housing movement has not only accepted green building, but is making it integral to its work.

A view from the sidewalk of a cluster of electricity meters by a metal door in the side of a brick building.
Policy

Energy and Low-Income Housing: Part I

Access to service, late payment charges, credit, and discounted rates all figure in the quest for affordable utilities.

Policy

Energy and Low-Income Housing: Part II

In the past, members of the community development movement have had little to do with anything that smacks of environmentalism. Conversely, members of the mainstream American environmental movement have shown […]