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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.

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MIT says 'massive' solar energy expansion critical for climate

MIT says ‘massive’ solar energy expansion critical for climate

A “massive” global expansion of solar power — possibly enough to supply about a third or more of the world’s electricity — may be necessary by 2050.

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Nuclear lobby backs Abbott's $4m gift to climate contrarian Lomborg

Nuclear lobby backs Abbott’s $4m gift to climate contrarian Lomborg

Pro-nuclear lobby groups applaud Abbott’s decision to give $4m to climate contrarian Bjorn Lomborg, while claiming renewables cannot meet society’s needs.

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Even China can cut out coal generation (mostly) by 2050

Even China can cut out coal generation (mostly) by 2050

It may be possible for China to shake most of its reliance on fossil fuels by 2050, with renewables providing 80% of electricity needs.

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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked 2% in 2013

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked 2% in 2013

Total US greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere because of human activity increased 2% in 2013.

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Clean energy seeing global ‘renaissance’

Clean energy seeing global ‘renaissance’

Cheap oil, cheap natural gas and increasingly cheap renewables are ushering in an era of abundant energy — an energy renaissance.

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New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York’s smart grid research may shape U.S.

New York and its utility infrastructure are highly vulnerable to climate change-influenced extreme weather and rising seas.

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BP's extreme climate forecast puts energy giant in a bind

BP’s extreme climate forecast puts energy giant in a bind

BP Energy Outlook calls into question role BP and other international fossil fuel companies are playing in adapting to a carbon-constrained future.

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Cities could be ideal place for utility-scale solar plants

Cities could be ideal place for utility-scale solar plants

What if solar power plants could be built in developed areas between or atop buildings and homes without having to impact the desert?

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Four countries eclipse EU renewable goals early

Four countries eclipse EU renewable goals early

The European Union continues to march toward its renewable energy goals for 2020, but some countries aren’t content to wait until then to meet their targets.

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Australia could double its energy productivity by 2030: report

Australia could double its energy productivity by 2030: report

Switching to alternative energy sources, such as renewables, and using more electric cars could double Australia’s energy productivity.