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Hawaii, California charge towards 100% renewable energy

Hawaii, California charge towards 100% renewable energy

Hawaii and California take major steps towards 100% renewable energy, showing it can be done on both big island grids, and in a major economy. In Hawaii, the local utility is so keen it says it can reach the target 5 years earlier than the mandate.

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South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami this week became the first city outside of California to require all new homes to install solar panels on their roofs.

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Rising seas spark tobacco-style lawsuits in California

Rising seas spark tobacco-style lawsuits in California

The suits point to indisputable climate science and decades of industry efforts to mar that science. Experts likened the legal complaints to those brought against the tobacco industry in decades past, which succeeded by alleging the use of anti-science tactics to mask the dangers of their products.

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Greens Senator for SA visits battery storage facility in Southern California

Greens Senator for SA visits battery storage facility in Southern California

Australian Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young has called on Malcolm Turnbull to intervene to end the delay in fixing energy market rules, including the 5-minute rule, to allow battery storage to compete fairly.

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It’s so hot in Phoenix, Arizona, planes can’t take off

It’s so hot in Phoenix, Arizona, planes can’t take off

In a sign of just how hot things are getting, American Airlines cancelled 50 flights out of Phoenix because the planes can’t operate above 118°F.

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California isn’t backing down on ambitious climate goal, despite Trump reversal

California isn’t backing down on ambitious climate goal, despite Trump reversal

California shows it isn’t messing around when it comes to climate action, even in the face of federal rollbacks.

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How California passed the most ambitious climate change rules

How California passed the most ambitious climate change rules

The state’s new climate goals are far more ambitious than those of the US overall, and they’re in line with ambitions in Europe.

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The duck is safely afloat in California

The duck is safely afloat in California

“The duck has landed.” But what Californians call a technical limit is, in reality, a political one, as a comparison with Germany reveals.

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Beaten by solar on price: Why natural gas is next fossil fuel to go

Beaten by solar on price: Why natural gas is next fossil fuel to go

Solar PV contracts are now cheaper than natural gas plants in the US, where even some utilities see a future where there will be no more gas turbines.

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Macquarie invests $200m in major US battery storage rollout

Macquarie invests $200m in major US battery storage rollout

Macquarie Capital makes major investment in battery storage, signing up for what is believed to be world’s largest dedicated battery storage finance vehicle.

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California’s duck curve has arrived earlier than expected

California’s duck curve has arrived earlier than expected

California grid operator under-estimated speed of solar uptake by at least 4 years – and the belly of the duck is getting fatter much sooner than expected.