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The 2.27-megawatt solar array located on the College campus generates about 12 percent of the College’s electricity and is one of the many reasons Oberlin has a chance to win the Georgetown University Energy Prize of $5 million.

Oberlin Advances to Final Round of Energy Contest

December 1, 2017

Oberlin has advanced with nine other cities to the final round of competition for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, which recognizes top performing communities for increasing energy efficiency and reducing municipal and household energy budgets. The winner, to be announced this month, will earn $5 million to fund their “dream project.” Former staff members of the Oberlin Project and members of Providing Oberlin With Efficiency Responsibly entered Oberlin into the competition in 2014. T...

RECs Resolution Not Based on Compromise

Charles Peterson, Oberlin Resident

April 7, 2017

To the Editors: As a former member of the Oberlin City Council, I appreciate the effort of The Oberlin Review to report on local community issues, such as last week’s article headlined “Local Petitions Challenge REC Choice Fund Options” (March 31, 2017). However, both the headline and the story miss the point of the petitions. The issue the petitioners want to put on the November ballot is whether 85 percent of the money the City earned from trading its renewable energy certificates should be used for “community-based, utility-related, environmentally-friendly initiatives,” as City Council determined in passing the Sustainable Reserve Program Ordinance in 2007, or instead diverted into an artificial reductio...

Community members shovel dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new sustainable house. Zion Commu- nity Development worked with Oberlin Community Services, Providing Oberlin with Efficiency Responsibly and the Oberlin Project to plan this sustainable single-family home on the south side of Oberlin.

Community Members Break Ground on New Sustainable House

October 31, 2014

Construction began this week on a completely sustainable single-family home on the south side of Oberlin. The Oberlin based company Zion Community Development Corporation is building the house at 121 Smith Street as part of its new Affordable Green Housing Initiative. The project is a collaboration between Oberlin Community Services, Providing Oberlin with Efficiency Responsibly and the Oberlin Project. Since 1995, Zion CDC has worked to revitalize the south side of Oberlin through neighborhood...

Ukraine Standoff Brings Attention Back to Great Power Politics

Sean Para, Columnist

March 11, 2014

What a few weeks ago was just a political crisis within Ukraine has now morphed into a power struggle between the United States, Russia, China, Great Britain, France and Germany over the fate of Eastern Europe. Contradictory stories of the events in Ukraine have been presented — one by the Western world and independent journalists and the other by the Russian government. The facts are these: In the last few days of February, unmarked Russian troops moved into the Crimean Peninsula, an autonomous and majority Russian region of Ukraine. More moved in shortly thereafter, and by March 1, thousands of Russian troops had poured into the region. Although the Russian government continues to assert that these were...

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