Author Archives: Sara Peach

About Sara Peach

Sara Peach, an environmental journalist, teaches environmental journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a regular contributor to Yale Climate Connections. (E-mail: sara@yaleclimateconnections.org, Twitter: @sarapeach)

Neighbors Helping Neighbors to Pay Costs for Solar

A North Carolina solar initiative illustrates one way neighbors are involved in helping reduce solar energy installation expenses. 

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Biomass Plant Seen as Culprit In Suspension of Gainesville Solar Program

Five years ago, Gainesville, Fla., launched a solar energy program that became a model for other cities looking to reduce their contributions to climate change. Now it’s been suspended amid a torrent of criticism. What happened to the so-called ‘golden [...]

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Climate in 2013 in the U.S. … and in Context

A closer look at new data on the weather across the U.S. in 2013 — and how that fits in with long-term global climate trends.

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Media Observers Applaud L.A. Times Policy on Climate Letters to Editor

Calling it ‘healthy,’ ‘a no-brainer,’ and ‘ethical,’ media watchers generally praise the Los Angeles Times decision to no longer publish letters to the editor that outright deny a human role in global warming.

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Fifth in a series of on-site reports

European Cities Look to Local Sources in Quest for Renewables

Northern European energy and climate initiatives barely known throughout much of the U.S. offer promising insights for a new energy future for American cities and towns.

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How Sweden Decarbonized Its Buildings (Almost)

The fourth in a series* of on-site reports on little-known energy and climate initiatives in northern Europe.

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In Germany, Renewables Law Threatens Traditional Utilities

The third in a series* of on-site reports on little-known energy and climate initiatives in Northern Europe.

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