The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted to become the first state in the nation to come up with a methodology for calculating the value of solar power generated by consumers -- and not just how much it's worth to the utility company and its customers, but to society and the environment as a whole.
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If built, the Areng dam would be located on the edge of the Central Cardamom Protected Forest, a “biodiversity hotspot” that is home to some of Cambodia's largest mammal species. But Cambodia needs more sources of renewable energy, according to a recent report from the United Nations.
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