Kristine Wong

Kristine Wong

Kristine Wong is a multimedia journalist who reports on energy, the environment, sustainable business, and food. Her work has been featured in The Guardian (UK / US), The Huffington Post, GreenBiz, and other publications. Before becoming a journalist, she worked in community-based environmental and public health organizations for more than 10 years as a researcher and community organizer. She has degrees in natural resources and journalism from U.C. Berkeley and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Washington. Follow her on Twitter @wongkxt.

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Cut Your Energy Bill with New Energy-Saving Tool from Energy Star

The Energy Star Home Advisor tool isn't the first web-based data platform to help cut your energy bill, but it does offer many efficiency tools and tips.
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Minnesota’s e21 Initiative Maps Out a Utility System of the Future

The Great Lakes State spent 2014 launching a program to bring utilities, regulators and clean energy advocates together to create a smarter, cleaner grid.
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Up and Coming EV Trends, from Electric Tractors to Toyota’s i-Road

Electric vehicles are poised to become a $534 billion market in 2025. Hybrid cars will make up one-third of that pie, while pure electric cars will comprise almost 8 percent, ...
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The Challenges that California’s Solar Apartment Buildings May Face

As California shifts to require all buildings to be net-zero energy users, would-be developers of solar apartment buildings may have a rough road ahead.
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SunEdison Brings Solar Savings to Affordable Housing Across Massachusetts

To help apartment-dwellers earn solar savings, 16 affordable housing agencies In Massachusetts are working with SunEdison to spread solar's reach.
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Panasonic Plugs in Its Solar-Friendly Fujisawa Smart Town

With the opening of the planned community's central hub, Panasonic's eco-friendly smart town outside Tokyo is a fully operational green living space.
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The Solar Homes of the Future Will Also Be Mini Power Plants

With EVs, storage and smart grid integration, the solar homes of the future will be able to send energy back to the grid, experts said during a recent webcast.
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Looking for a Solar Job? Ecotech’s E-Book Surveys the Landscape

With its new primer on the solar jobs available in the U.S., the Ecotech Institute gives prospective workers the lowdown on the industry.
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Iowa Co-Op Utility Goes Solar with Its Rural (and Amish!) Customers

From installing solar phone booths used by the Amish to building the states's largest community solar farm, one electric utility shows how solar in Iowa can work.
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Calif.’s Net-Zero Building Plan May Add a Speed-Bump for Solar Apartments

The state will require all new residences to be net-zero energy by 2020, making it hard for solar apartments that house more people under less roof space.
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