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small wonders

Where’s the clean power revolution? Try small-town America.

This eight-minute documentary offers a glimpse into some of the small U.S. communities that are pushing renewable energy forward: building wind farms, creating green energy jobs, and improving efficiency in homes.

The Atlantic’s James and Deborah Fallows explore these grassroots efforts from California to Pennsylvania and everywhere in between — or, well, at least one place in between. (It’s Kansas.)

About 30 percent of U.S. electricity is still supplied by coal, but that’s changing fast. Good old-fashioned entrepreneurship is still kicking in small-town America — and this time it’s kicking us in the right direction.