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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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Energy Locals calls out 'gen-tailers' for driving up prices, hurting customers

Energy Locals calls out ‘gen-tailers’ for driving up prices, hurting customers

Energy Locals becomes second market player in week to hit out at fossil fuel generators for “deliberately” driving up electricity bills.

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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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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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Hazelwood exits, taking with it myth of cheap fossil fuels

Hazelwood exits, taking with it myth of cheap fossil fuels

Hazelwood closure is most potent symbol of an energy market that has failed consumers. The future is localised generation, and faster, cleaner, cheaper power. The incumbents need to learn to adapt, and so do the politicians.

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How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers

How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers

Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.

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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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Coalition's "clean coal" plan to power Gina, Clive, Adani in Galilee basin

Coalition’s “clean coal” plan to power Gina, Clive, Adani in Galilee basin

Coal generator proposal asking CEFC for finance would provide power to Galilee Basin coal projects owned by Clive Palmer, Gina Rinehart, and Adani, and bury Co2 in “un-mineable” part of same coal province. Meanwhile, emissions rise and Coalition links with fossil fuel lobby deepen.

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The walking dead in Washington

The walking dead in Washington

How can a Trump Presidency be positive? Surely this is a major setback for action on climate change, inequality, human rights and global security?

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Trump revives Keystone XL, Dakota access pipelines

Trump revives Keystone XL, Dakota access pipelines

Trump breathes new life into projects that were halted by Obama and vehemently opposed by environmental and Native American groups.