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Electric cars becoming popular as the grid gets greener

Electric cars becoming popular as the grid gets greener

With the rising number of plug-in models available in the U.S., many at increasingly affordable prices, the climate benefits of electric cars are growing.

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Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy, reject nuclear

Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy, reject nuclear

Swiss voters back plans to provide subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities.

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New Mexico’s largest electricity provider proposes going 100% coal-free

New Mexico’s largest electricity provider proposes going 100% coal-free

US utility that’s been powering its customers with coal for half a century has decided the best version of its future self is entirely coal-free.

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Rick Perry targets wind, solar after overseeing renewables explosion in Texas

Rick Perry targets wind, solar after overseeing renewables explosion in Texas

Rick Perry’s request for the DOE to investigate how federal subsidies boost one form of energy at the expense of baseload generation was clearly meant as a swipe at wind and solar energy resources.

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Electricity’s carbon footprint in U.S. post record falls over two years

Electricity’s carbon footprint in U.S. post record falls over two years

Carbon emissions from energy use by Americans fell 1.7 percent last year, part of a decade-long slide in the carbon footprint of energy in the U.S.

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New technologies shrink wastewater’s carbon footprint

New technologies shrink wastewater’s carbon footprint

Wastewater treatment plants are energy hogs. But a number of new technologies are promising to change this.

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Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

The Budget Blueprint would cut more than 50 programs from the EPA, including Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

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US energy storage installations grew 100% in MWh in 2016

US energy storage installations grew 100% in MWh in 2016

Led by a record-breaking Q4, US energy storage deployments totaled 336MWh in 2016, doubling the megawatt-hours deployed in 2015.

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Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.

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The anatomy of an energy crisis – a pictorial guide, Part 2

The anatomy of an energy crisis – a pictorial guide, Part 2

In the second part of the series on the crisis besetting the NEM in eastern Australia, Mike looks at the tightening balance of supply and demand.

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Conservatives push carbon tax to address climate crisis

Conservatives push carbon tax to address climate crisis

A group of prominent US Republicans has proposed a carbon tax that pays cash dividends to Americans.