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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.

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Artificial photosynthesis closer to boosting renewables

Artificial photosynthesis closer to boosting renewables

Battery storage is one way to smooth renewables supply to the grid. Scientists are looking to plants and trees for another solution.

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Clean energy future put at risk by gambling with natural gas

Clean energy future put at risk by gambling with natural gas

Dramatically expanding our use of natural gas to generate electricity is an ill-advised gamble that poses complex economic, public health, and climate risks.

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North Carolina about to overtake California as capital of big solar

North Carolina about to overtake California as capital of big solar

The land of loblolly pines, sweet tea and Bojangles is having its little heart blessed with a big photovoltaic jolt of renewable solar power.

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Get more out of your solar power system by using water as a battery

Get more out of your solar power system by using water as a battery

Use your solar photovoltaic panels to heat your water too, and you could cut the amount of excess electricity you give away cheaply to the grid.

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Global Carbon markets pave way for clean energy investment

Global Carbon markets pave way for clean energy investment

Following more than two centuries of fossil-fueled industrialization, an incipient era of carbon-pollution pricing is paying dividends to the climate.

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Utilities hold renewables to ransom over coal pay-outs

Utilities hold renewables to ransom over coal pay-outs

Australia’s largest utilities are being accused of holding the renewable energy industry to ransom, by suggesting they will not sign contracts for new large-scale renewables projects unless paid to close excess coal capacity.

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Paris talks won’t achieve 2°C goal: does that matter?

Paris talks won’t achieve 2°C goal: does that matter?

Officials involved with UN climate talks have been warning that the next pact, which will be negotiated in Paris, won’t alone hold global warming to less than 2°C, or 3.6°F.

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US no. 2 to China in clean energy investments in 2014

US no. 2 to China in clean energy investments in 2014

Clean energy is growing again in the U.S. as investments in renewables increased in 2014 after a two-year decline.