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Articles by Joe Romm

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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.

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US utility dumps nuclear plant, will invest $6bn in solar and batteries

US utility dumps nuclear plant, will invest $6bn in solar and batteries

Duke Energy dumps nuclear plant because of rising costs, will instead spend $US6bn on solar, smart meters, EV charging stations, battery storage.

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Oops: Rick Perry may have stumbled upon solution to going 100% renewable

Oops: Rick Perry may have stumbled upon solution to going 100% renewable

Buried in his grid study is how electric cars and smart control systems will enable deep penetration of solar and wind energy

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Trump thinks clean coal is when workers mine coal and actually ‘clean it’

Trump thinks clean coal is when workers mine coal and actually ‘clean it’

In the real world, clean coal remains a fantasy, but in Trump world you can mine it, and then the workers “clean” it.

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UK to ban gas and diesel cars by 2040

UK to ban gas and diesel cars by 2040

Electric cars will soon be as cheap as gas ones, “signaling economic turmoil for oil-exporting countries.”

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2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists

2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists

“Extremely remarkable” 2017 heads toward record for hottest year without an El Niño episode.

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Coal, nuclear and renewable bombshells from Trump's grid study

Coal, nuclear and renewable bombshells from Trump’s grid study

US energy department debunks Trump attack on renewables, shows ageing fleet of coal and nuclear plants not economic to operate anymore.