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The Future of Solar Energy in Los Angeles

Jun 28, 2016 | 6 videos
Video by The Atlantic

The Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, is benefitting from the clean energy boom and all of the jobs that come with it. In this video, we go inside a solar installation training site to meet several women who are participating in the quest for clean energy and its economic benefits.

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Van Alen Sessions is a short-documentary series highlighting current debates about urban infrastructure.