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Category: Other Good Stuff

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Hawaii, Vermont set ambitious examples for renewables

Hawaii, Vermont set ambitious examples for renewables

Hawaii and Vermont both pass laws that put in place the nation’s most ambitious renewable energy goals.

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Retailers and demand response hold the key to battery storage

Retailers and demand response hold the key to battery storage

Retailers can give consumers leverage and still make their profits.

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A closer look at China's new climate plan

A closer look at China’s new climate plan

China’s climate commitment will require it to deploy 800 to 1,000 gigawatts in non-fossil capacity, close to the United States’ total current electricity capacity.

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Solar Impulse 2 sets new solar, non-stop flight world records

Solar Impulse 2 sets new solar, non-stop flight world records

The airplane of two Swiss explorers attempting the first round the world solar flight has broken all distance and duration world records for solar aviation.

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City of Austin gets 1.2GW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh

City of Austin gets 1.2GW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh

A lot more cheap solar is coming for Austin, Texas, with the city’s utility getting more than 1,200MW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh (the cheapest ever).

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Japanese golf course to become 23MW solar array

Japanese golf course to become 23MW solar array

Japanese electronics company Kyocera enters joint venture to construct solar plant on abandoned golf course in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture.

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Memo to IPA: The 'Australian coal can save India’s poor' argument fails on every front

Memo to IPA: The ‘Australian coal can save India’s poor’ argument fails on every front

The belief electricity generated from coal is cheap is highly questionable. What India’s poor really need is an energy game-changer.

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King coal’s stages of grief, part 1: Facing the facts

King coal’s stages of grief, part 1: Facing the facts

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The 5 stages of grief for coal.

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The US, Brazil and China all set major climate goals

The US, Brazil and China all set major climate goals

3 of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters — all released major commitments to reduce or at least slow their greenhouse gas emissions.

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Australia's climate and energy policy debacle

Australia’s climate and energy policy debacle

Australian energy and climate policy is just so bizarre that it is almost beyond rational discussion.

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Formula E can overtake Formula 1, says Richard Branson

Formula E can overtake Formula 1, says Richard Branson

Virgin tycoon believes all-electric and solar-powered racing cars will prove more attractive to sponsors and racing enthusiasts within the next 4-5 years.