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Articles by Ari Phillips

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Obama’s clean power plan will actually lower consumer energy bills

Obama’s clean power plan will actually lower consumer energy bills

A new study examines how states can reduce carbon pollution cheaply while also keeping household energy prices low.

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How solar power is learning to share: The rapid growth of community solar gardens

How solar power is learning to share: The rapid growth of community solar gardens

A third type of solar in which consumers share renewable energy installations is set to take off this year — could represent a large market share of the industry by 2020.

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Pacific islands get renewable energy makeover, including sideways-hourglass wind turbine

Pacific islands get renewable energy makeover, including sideways-hourglass wind turbine

The recent conversion of the Palmyra Atoll to be 100 percent renewable offers an innovative look into how this can be achieved.

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Hawaii aims for 100% renewable energy by 2040

Hawaii aims for 100% renewable energy by 2040

Hawaii is on track to pass legislation this year requiring the state to go 100 percent renewable by 2040, and slash its $5 billion a year imported fossil fuel bill.

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China to go national with carbon market and cap emissions

China to go national with carbon market and cap emissions

Chinese government official says that China plans to launch the first stages of a national carbon market next year.

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U.K. and Germany smash wind power records

U.K. and Germany smash wind power records

The United Kingdom blew past previous wind power records in 2014 while Germany generated a record amount of electricity from wind in December.

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US utility giant commits to cut its emissions in half

US utility giant commits to cut its emissions in half

NRG Energy sets target of cutting its carbon emissions 50 percent by 2030 and 90 percent by 2050.

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Post-Fukushima Japan turns to offshore wind and solar

Post-Fukushima Japan turns to offshore wind and solar

As the government attempts to get at least some nuclear plants online by the end of 2015, an energy swell has been building off Japan’s coast.

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A peek into the astonishing future of wind power

A peek into the astonishing future of wind power

As wind power takes hold across the world, developers are constantly looking for new ways to make the technology lighter, faster, and more efficient.

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Mexico building Latin America’s largest solar farm

Mexico building Latin America’s largest solar farm

Mexican solar market expected to quadruple by end 2014, boosted by construction of the biggest PV plants in Latin America, Aura Solar I.

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Ivanpah uses as much water as two holes on nearby golf course

Ivanpah uses as much water as two holes on nearby golf course

The world’s largest solar thermal plant is up and running, using less water than 2 holes on the local golf course.