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Articles by Jeff Spross

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Indoor air pollution kills millions — solar could help save them

Indoor air pollution kills millions — solar could help save them

Indoor air pollution kills more people around the world every year than HIV and malaria combined — but solar power might be the key to solving the problem.

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New study says Paris climate talks won’t keep the world under 2°C

New study says Paris climate talks won’t keep the world under 2°C

Hopes the world will do something meaningful to cut carbon emissions hang on the Paris climate talks, but agreement there may not be enough.

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US cap-and-trade system back on track to cut carbon emissions

US cap-and-trade system back on track to cut carbon emissions

Cap-and-trade system in north-east of US back on track and to become crucial part of target to cut carbon emissions by 75% by 2050.

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How Europe could get 16 percent of its road fuel from garbage by 2030

How Europe could get 16 percent of its road fuel from garbage by 2030

A new report from the European biofuel industry suggests 16% of Europe’s road fuel could come from biofuels produced using waste from various sources.

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Wind turbines are much more durable than thought

Wind turbines are much more durable than thought

New research reveals wind turbines can produce electricity for 25 years before needing an upgrade, that’s considerably longer than previously thought.

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If natural gas must be a bridge fuel, this might be a way to do it

If natural gas must be a bridge fuel, this might be a way to do it

A new power plant permitting deal in Massachusetts might be the way forward if natural gas is to be the bridging fuel to renewable energy.

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Denmark to have more ambitious climate goals than all of Europe

Denmark to have more ambitious climate goals than all of Europe

Denmark is set to boost its climate goals by cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990′s levels by 2020.

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India to switch 26m water pumps to solar from diesel

India to switch 26m water pumps to solar from diesel

The Indian government wants to swap out 26 million fossil fuel-powered groundwater pumps for solar ones.

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EU sets out to cut carbon emissions 40% by 2030, lift renewables

EU sets out to cut carbon emissions 40% by 2030, lift renewables

A new set of climate goals laid out by European Commission includes a cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.

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The 13 major clean energy breakthroughs of 2013

The 13 major clean energy breakthroughs of 2013

2013 had more clean energy milestones than we could fit on one page, but here are thirteen of the key breakthroughs that happened this year.

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Big oil and White House agree: carbon pollution will cost money

Big oil and White House agree: carbon pollution will cost money

The White House and major American businesses may be converging on how to assess the damage caused to climate by greenhouse gas emissions.