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Indian Auditor-General finds public banks have US$1.8bn at risk on dud coal plants

Indian Auditor-General finds public banks have US$1.8bn at risk on dud coal plants

Two of India’s leading public sector banks at risk of losing a “significant proportion” of US$7.4 billion loaned over three years to private power producers

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Trump’s oil problem

Trump’s oil problem

The president promised a surge of jobs and tax revenue from oil. His policies won’t deliver either one.

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South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami this week became the first city outside of California to require all new homes to install solar panels on their roofs.

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Rising seas spark tobacco-style lawsuits in California

Rising seas spark tobacco-style lawsuits in California

The suits point to indisputable climate science and decades of industry efforts to mar that science. Experts likened the legal complaints to those brought against the tobacco industry in decades past, which succeeded by alleging the use of anti-science tactics to mask the dangers of their products.

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Electric cars becoming popular as the grid gets greener

Electric cars becoming popular as the grid gets greener

With the rising number of plug-in models available in the U.S., many at increasingly affordable prices, the climate benefits of electric cars are growing.

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“Too much renewables” is a political decision

“Too much renewables” is a political decision

While Americans chose to curtail wind and solar rather than conventional energy, the Germans say baseload plants (coal and nuclear) are the problem.

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Trump appoints renewables critic to head renewables office

Trump appoints renewables critic to head renewables office

In another we-wish-it-were-baffling appointment, Donald Trump has put renewables critic Daniel Simmons in charge of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

First-quarter decline in investment reflects partly falling cost of capital for renewables, allowing investors to install same capacity for less cash.

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U.S. wind, solar prices on downward slope, even without tax credits

U.S. wind, solar prices on downward slope, even without tax credits

By the early 2020s, unsubsidized wind and solar prices will beat the Variable Costs of Operating Coal and Natural Gas Plants

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Electricity’s carbon footprint in U.S. post record falls over two years

Electricity’s carbon footprint in U.S. post record falls over two years

Carbon emissions from energy use by Americans fell 1.7 percent last year, part of a decade-long slide in the carbon footprint of energy in the U.S.

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Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

The Budget Blueprint would cut more than 50 programs from the EPA, including Obama’s Clean Power Plan.