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Articles by Joe Romm

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GOP congressman powers his off-grid solar home with Tesla battery

GOP congressman powers his off-grid solar home with Tesla battery

Republican Congressman, a libertarian and a climate denier, lives off-grid with solar and storage, and even owns a Tesla Model S electric vehicle.

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Trump’s solar tariff backfires: It hits red states and U.S. taxpayers harder than China

Trump’s solar tariff backfires: It hits red states and U.S. taxpayers harder than China

White House wanted to use solar tariffs to punish China, but it will end up punishing the states that voted for him the most.

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This is how coal dies — super cheap renewables plus battery storage

This is how coal dies — super cheap renewables plus battery storage

New Colorado wind farms with batteries are now cheaper than running old coal plants.

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2017 showed global clean energy revolution is unstoppable, no matter what Trump does

2017 showed global clean energy revolution is unstoppable, no matter what Trump does

The solar, wind, battery, and electric car “miracles” have gone mainstream.

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Polluting robots win big, clean energy workers get screwed in Trump tax bill

Polluting robots win big, clean energy workers get screwed in Trump tax bill

The Trump tax bill will devastate the renewable industry and jobs, while incentivising automation, and the manufacture of polluting, unprofitable robots.

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China spoils launch of world’s first electric cargo ship by using it to haul coal

China spoils launch of world’s first electric cargo ship by using it to haul coal

The good news is that China has launched the world’s first all-electric cargo ship. The bad news is that it is being used to haul coal.

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General Motors pledge for "all EV future" will keep Big Oil up at night

General Motors pledge for “all EV future” will keep Big Oil up at night

GM, Ford, and China strongly embrace electric cars, signaling trouble for Big Oil.

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Perry proposes law to force Americans to buy dirtier, costlier power

Perry proposes law to force Americans to buy dirtier, costlier power

Energy Secretary ignores his own grid study to make good on his threats to punish renewables.

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Trump officials have no clue how to rebuild Puerto Rico’s grid. But we do.

Trump officials have no clue how to rebuild Puerto Rico’s grid. But we do.

Florida and Japan show clean energy is fastest, cheapest way to restore power. Too bad Trump’s administration hates it.

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China gears up to ban new fossil fuel powered cars

China gears up to ban new fossil fuel powered cars

Electric cars set to get biggest boost ever, as China flags plans to stop making and selling traditional fuel cars “in the near future.”

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Trump names climate science denier to run NASA

Trump names climate science denier to run NASA

Republican Congressman named to head NASA had demanded Obama apologize for funding climate change research.