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Articles by Bobby Magill

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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.

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Artificial leaf turns CO2 emissions into fuel

Artificial leaf turns CO2 emissions into fuel

What if humans could invent a leaf-like solar cell that could turn carbon dioxide pollution from the atmosphere into fuel for electric power plants?

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US, Mexico, Canada to commit to 50% clean energy by 2025

US, Mexico, Canada to commit to 50% clean energy by 2025

The US, Mexico and Canada to collectively generate 50% of their electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2025.

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Wind at China’s back to amp up its renewables

Wind at China’s back to amp up its renewables

China can tap just 10 percent of its wind resources to supply more than a quarter of its electricity by 2030, according to an MIT study.