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Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Electric cars a mixed bag for health, climate

Driving an electric car could be worse for both the climate and public health if the electricity that runs it was generated at a coal-fired power plant.

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Chile's mines set hot pace on renewables - Australia should take note

Chile’s mines set hot pace on renewables – Australia should take note

Chile is now emerging as the southern hemisphere’s renewable energy giant, so what can we learn from our Pacific neighbours?

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What’s at stake in Lima climate talks

What’s at stake in Lima climate talks

The stakes in Lima are tropospheric, and far clearer now than when Kyoto was negotiated.

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Graph of the Day: Renewables now Scotland’s largest power source

Graph of the Day: Renewables now Scotland’s largest power source

Numbers from the first half of 2014 show that renewable energy was Scotland’s largest source of power.

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Move over big power – the micropower revolution is here

Move over big power – the micropower revolution is here

Micro-electricity producers are relatively small scale, inexpensive, and most importantly, produce little to no carbon emissions.

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Why aren’t rural electric cooperatives champions of local clean power?

Why aren’t rural electric cooperatives champions of local clean power?

Why are America’s rural electric cooperatives are tethered to dirty, old coal-fired power plants instead of local-wealth generating renewable power?

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Clues show how green electricity may be in US by 2050

Clues show how green electricity may be in US by 2050

By 2050, the technology will likely be available to provide 80 percent of America’s electricity from wind, solar and other renewable sources.

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US utility giant commits to cut its emissions in half

US utility giant commits to cut its emissions in half

NRG Energy sets target of cutting its carbon emissions 50 percent by 2030 and 90 percent by 2050.

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Flat battery? New prototype turns waste heat into electricity

Flat battery? New prototype turns waste heat into electricity

Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it.

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FactCheck: does the new climate deal let China do nothing for 16 years?

FactCheck: does the new climate deal let China do nothing for 16 years?

Far from “doing nothing”, China will be building the world’s largest renewable energy system over the next 16 years.

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Post climate pact, IEA warns fossil fuel trends dire

Post climate pact, IEA warns fossil fuel trends dire

The odds that any climate agreement among the biggest greenhouse emitters will succeed became a little greater as China & U.S. commit to slash carbon pollution.