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Category: United States Government

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US solar plant costs fall another 30 per cent in just one year

US solar plant costs fall another 30 per cent in just one year

US government’s renewable energy lab finds 30% fall in utility-scale solar costs year-over-year, with solar now as cheap as combined cycle gas.

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Hurricane Harvey: Connecting the dots between climate change and more extreme events

Hurricane Harvey: Connecting the dots between climate change and more extreme events

A guide of what we know about the links between climate change and Harvey to help unpack the elements that contributed to this historic and unfolding storm

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Indian Auditor-General finds public banks have US$1.8bn at risk on dud coal plants

Indian Auditor-General finds public banks have US$1.8bn at risk on dud coal plants

Two of India’s leading public sector banks at risk of losing a “significant proportion” of US$7.4 billion loaned over three years to private power producers

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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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Small-scale solar will displace $2 billion of US power by 2025

Small-scale solar will displace $2 billion of US power by 2025

Solar on U.S. homes and businesses will grow 10% a year, displacing $2 billion of grid-based power by 2025. But Australia leads the way.

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Trump’s oil problem

Trump’s oil problem

The president promised a surge of jobs and tax revenue from oil. His policies won’t deliver either one.

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Trump files notice to withdraw from Paris deal, plans instead to promote fossil fuels

Trump files notice to withdraw from Paris deal, plans instead to promote fossil fuels

The notice has no legal weight and does not begin the process of departure from the landmark climate agreement.

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The things some utilities will do to stop solar

The things some utilities will do to stop solar

The FBI is investigating an Arizona power company for its role in the election of utility-friendly and anti-solar regulators.

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Trump succeeds where Abbott failed and kills renewables R&D

Trump succeeds where Abbott failed and kills renewables R&D

Donald Trump has achieved something that Tony Abbott tried and failed to do – the complete elimination of an agency funding clean energy research.

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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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Koch front group is putting out misleading attack ads on electric vehicles

Koch front group is putting out misleading attack ads on electric vehicles

Petrochemical billionaires Charles and David Koch, who have underwritten attacks on climate science, have launched a series of videos attacking electric vehicles.