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Tag: "renewable energy"

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Graph of the Day: Why renewable energy is here to stay

Graph of the Day: Why renewable energy is here to stay

Renewables continue to increase in efficiency while adoption and job growth around renewable energy are steadily growing around the world.

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Hydropower may be huge source of methane emissions

Hydropower may be huge source of methane emissions

What if reservoirs that store water and produce electricity were among some of the world’s largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions?

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From grid waste to good taste

From grid waste to good taste

An innovative farm is hoping to turn a losing situation into a win-win by producing crops while reducing power grid waste

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Drought dries up California hydropower, focus on solar, wind

Drought dries up California hydropower, focus on solar, wind

As California’s historic drought dries up the state’s water supplies and withers its crops, it’s also shaking up the way electricity is produced there.

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New study shows relying on gas transition an impediment to renewables

New study shows relying on gas transition an impediment to renewables

New study suggests push toward natural gas is not only a distraction from “decarbonizing” the U.S., it could also make climate change worse.

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Australia can get to zero carbon emissions, and grow the economy

Australia can get to zero carbon emissions, and grow the economy

Australia could go to zero net emissions by 2050, without compromising prosperity or economic opportunity, if the world goes low carbon.

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Solar and the new (democratic) energy economy

Solar and the new (democratic) energy economy

Solar power is the spark to energize a new energy economy from the bottom up.

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China shows there’s more to renewable energy than fighting climate change

China shows there’s more to renewable energy than fighting climate change

China’s large investments in renewables are as much about energy security as a means of reducing carbon emissions.

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Fact Check: Does Australia have too much electricity?

Fact Check: Does Australia have too much electricity?

Australia has the capacity to produce more electricity than it needs – but that’s not a reason to scale back the Renewable Energy Target.

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Post-Fukushima Japan turns to offshore wind and solar

Post-Fukushima Japan turns to offshore wind and solar

As the government attempts to get at least some nuclear plants online by the end of 2015, an energy swell has been building off Japan’s coast.

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China may be ready to kick coal habit

China may be ready to kick coal habit

Signs are hopeful that China, No.1 emitter of greenhouse gases, will be less reliant on polluting coal that powered its rapid economic rise.