Renewable energy industry news roundup: March 20–27, 2016

The next generation of climate leaders share a number of defining traits, Apple uses renewable energy and a D.C. brewery remains committed to sustainability. Read these stories and more in this week’s news roundup:

Renewable energy industry news roundup: March 20-27, 2016

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4 traits that define the next generation of climate leaders

Sustainia CEO, Laura Storm, outlines four traits needed to steer society and businesses in a more sustainable direction. "Regardless of your profession or sector, you must consider your role in maneuvering our societies in a better direction," she writes.

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93% of Apple's worldwide facilities run on renewable energy

Apple said that 93% of its worldwide facilities run on renewable energy, signaling that the company still has some work to do to reach its goal set two years ago of operating entirely on clean power.

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U.S. farmers reap wind’s benefits

Wind farms in the United States contribute $222 million a year to farming families and other rural landowners, according to data released today by the American Wind Energy Association. The data, which will be part of AWEA’s 2015 US Wind Industry Annual Market Report, showed that landowners in six states currently receive over $10 million a year in lease payments.

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D.C. brewery embraces sustainability

One brewery is taking the sustainability route to attract business and set itself apart from the rest, using science to create quality beer that can be replicated precisely. Hellbender Brewery, named after the endangered Hellbender Salamander, incorporates sustainable business practices into everything from brewing the beer to recycling the leftover grain.

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