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Articles by Bobby Magill

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Alphabet (Google) turns to molten salt to store clean energy

Alphabet (Google) turns to molten salt to store clean energy

Google’s parent company has joined Tesla and other smaller companies, developing ways to store wind and solar affordably.

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Tesla joins effort to pair batteries with offshore wind

Tesla joins effort to pair batteries with offshore wind

The US EV and battery maker has teamed up with Deepwater Wind to create the largest offshore wind farm with large-scale storage.

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Largest wind farm in US is growing in Oklahoma. It’s a sign of the times

Largest wind farm in US is growing in Oklahoma. It’s a sign of the times

$4.5 billion project by American Electric Power (AEP) and wind developer Invenergy, will be largest in US and help key states wean off coal.

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South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami this week became the first city outside of California to require all new homes to install solar panels on their roofs.

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States betting on giant batteries to cut carbon

States betting on giant batteries to cut carbon

Some states and electric power companies are rolling out a new weapon against fossil fuels — giant batteries.

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First U.S. offshore wind farm shutters diesel power plant

First U.S. offshore wind farm shutters diesel power plant

Block Island officials switched on cable linking wind farm to main grid, which allowed island’s only electricity source — a small diesel-fueled power plant — to shut down.

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Electricity’s carbon footprint in U.S. post record falls over two years

Electricity’s carbon footprint in U.S. post record falls over two years

Carbon emissions from energy use by Americans fell 1.7 percent last year, part of a decade-long slide in the carbon footprint of energy in the U.S.

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Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

The Budget Blueprint would cut more than 50 programs from the EPA, including Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

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Trump revives Keystone XL, Dakota access pipelines

Trump revives Keystone XL, Dakota access pipelines

Trump breathes new life into projects that were halted by Obama and vehemently opposed by environmental and Native American groups.

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US designates electric vehicle charging corridors over 40,000kms of highways

US designates electric vehicle charging corridors over 40,000kms of highways

White House announces 48 electric vehicle charging corridors along 25,000 miles of major U.S. highways to help cut emissions.

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US natural gas emissions to surpass those of coal in 2016

US natural gas emissions to surpass those of coal in 2016

CO2 emissions from burning natural gas for electricity in US will surpass those from burning coal – the globe’s chief climate polluter.