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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.

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Why fixate on 20% renewables? It's never been the actual target

Why fixate on 20% renewables? It’s never been the actual target

The RET has gone through a variety of iterations over its lifetime, but never has it been officially defined in terms in terms of a percentage target.

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Texas utility wants to invest $5.2b in battery storage

Texas utility wants to invest $5.2b in battery storage

Oncor is asking the Texas deregulated market to allow 5 gigawatts of utility-owned, distributed grid batteries.

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UN climate report rings alarm, offers guidance

UN climate report rings alarm, offers guidance

The most sophisticated, comprehensive and succinct scientific account of the impacts of human activity on the world was published Sunday.

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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.