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Hawaii, Vermont set ambitious examples for renewables

Hawaii, Vermont set ambitious examples for renewables

Hawaii and Vermont both pass laws that put in place the nation’s most ambitious renewable energy goals.

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A closer look at China's new climate plan

A closer look at China’s new climate plan

China’s climate commitment will require it to deploy 800 to 1,000 gigawatts in non-fossil capacity, close to the United States’ total current electricity capacity.

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The US, Brazil and China all set major climate goals

The US, Brazil and China all set major climate goals

3 of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters — all released major commitments to reduce or at least slow their greenhouse gas emissions.

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How much does wind energy cost? Debunking the myths

How much does wind energy cost? Debunking the myths

Are renewables pushing up the cost of electricity? That’s the claim made by Alan Moran in an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review this week.

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Block Island turns to offshore wind to curtail soaring diesel costs

Block Island turns to offshore wind to curtail soaring diesel costs

Located just 13 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, Block Island (pop. ~1,000) will soon be home to the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

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The Pope is an energy wonk. Engineers agree with his assessment

The Pope is an energy wonk. Engineers agree with his assessment

Beyond the churches, the Pope’s teachings are supported by the most comprehensive engineering analyses of the U.S. power grid.

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Record year for renewables in 2014 driven by supportive policy: report

Record year for renewables in 2014 driven by supportive policy: report

Renewables Global Status report says 2014 a record breaking year, where growing number of national and state renewable energy support policies drove the addition of around 135GW of new capacity. No thanks to Australia.

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Communities are taking renewable power into their own hands

Communities are taking renewable power into their own hands

Community energy is one of the answers could be one of the answers to the current energy transition.

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Coal closures give South Australia the chance to go 100% renewable

Coal closures give South Australia the chance to go 100% renewable

South Australia’s wind farms have coped without baseload power before – they can do it again.

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Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

What if you could grow biofuels on land nobody wants, using just seawater and sunlight, and produce food at the same time?

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Climate change may put power grid at risk in the west

Climate change may put power grid at risk in the west

The ravages of climate change could severely hurt the ability of utilities in the 11 Western states to generate power unless they “climate proof” their power grid.