Alison F. Takemura is staff writer at Canary Media. She untangles thorny concepts in the clean energy revolution to make it something everyone can understand and embrace. Alison is Japanese-Mexican-American, hails from Los Angeles, and has a fervent fascination with forests. Her stories have been published in National Geographic, Sierra, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, NASA Scientific Visualization Studio and more. An MIT beaver and University of California, Santa Cruz slug — she earned a PhD in microbiology and a certificate in science writing from those institutions, respectively — she’s now nestled in the foothills of the Rockies in Golden, Colorado.
The Latest from Alison F. Takemura
Which states could gain the most from energy-saving building codes?
There's federal money on the table to help states modernize their building energy codes. But some states could benefit from it more than others.
Lyft offers new incentives for its drivers to shift to electric vehicles
The ride-hail company is offering bonuses and discounts to EV drivers in its network in order to reach its goal of 100 percent electric vehicles by the end of 2030.
Low-income families don't get a fair share of energy-efficiency funds
Utility programs that help residents cut energy costs are leaving out low-income households. What are the fixes?
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Food and farms
Video: How solar panels and crops can thrive side by side
Step into the field to see agrivoltaics up close.
Food and farms
Can agriculture and solar farms coexist? It depends
At a test site in Colorado, researchers and farmers are collaborating to figure out what works — and what doesn't — when it comes to agrivoltaics.
More lower-income US households are adopting solar
A new report finds that rooftop solar is growing among low- and moderate-income households, though the industry still has a wealth gap problem.
Lyft, Airbnb and other companies join forces to help you go electric
An unexpected coalition aims to assist Americans in taking advantage of the decarbonization benefits in the Inflation Reduction Act.