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Germany renewable energy policy designed to keep industries at home

Germany renewable energy policy designed to keep industries at home

Large industrial power users in renewable-focused Germany will pay 35% less for their electricity next year than those in nuclear powered France.

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Oklahoma utilities hit homes using solar with extra fee

Oklahoma utilities hit homes using solar with extra fee

Anyone living in Oklahoma who installs solar panels will soon be charged a fee for the right to do that while still being connected to the local power grid.

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How a small county in California went grid positive

How a small county in California went grid positive

A small county in northern California has become “grid positive” – it produces 152% more energy from solar panels than it uses.

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Fossil fuels should be for making stuff, not for energy

Fossil fuels should be for making stuff, not for energy

We might continue to use fossils fuels for making stuff where necessary, but we should stop using them as our go-to energy source.

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How China’s coal cap makes it a leader in tackling climate change

How China’s coal cap makes it a leader in tackling climate change

Coal caps mean China may be doing more to tackle climate change than the EU and US.

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Can business break impasse on climate action?

Can business break impasse on climate action?

IPCC urges immediate action on adapting to climate change, but governments and media seem poorly equipped to deliver that dire message to the public.

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Wind, solar energy driving electricity storage technology

Wind, solar energy driving electricity storage technology

Renewables are driving the development of energy storage systems worldwide, but before they are able to catch on the public perception must change.

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China leads world in renewables investments

China leads world in renewables investments

Pew study shows China is the world leader in clean energy investment for the second year running, as global renewables investments continue to shrink.

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Unique models offer glimpse of New England’s microgrid future

Unique models offer glimpse of New England’s microgrid future

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, different states are following different paths to community energy resiliency.

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Pollie Watch: More hot air from Sen Madigan

Pollie Watch: More hot air from Sen Madigan

Senator John Madigan accuses wind sector of health cover up comparable to those perpetrated by the tobacco and asbestos industries.

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A peek into the astonishing future of wind power

A peek into the astonishing future of wind power

As wind power takes hold across the world, developers are constantly looking for new ways to make the technology lighter, faster, and more efficient.