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Articles by Joe Romm

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A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s already happening

A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s already happening

Debate over whether we can run electric grids on 100% renewables in coming decades misses a key point: many countries and regions are already there.

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Elon Musk’s ‘Westworld for cars’ has gone horribly wrong

Elon Musk’s ‘Westworld for cars’ has gone horribly wrong

“Humans are underrated”: After touting robots, Musk now blames them for Tesla production woes.

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Trump’s new Secretary of State has received most money from Koch Industries

Trump’s new Secretary of State has received most money from Koch Industries

Mike Pompeo is ex Tea Party, a climate science denier, opponent of Paris climate deal, and biggest recipient of Koch Industries dollars.

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Solar and wind power alone could provide four fifths of US power

Solar and wind power alone could provide four fifths of US power

Study confirms U.S. could have a carbon-free grid in coming decades.

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GOP congressman powers his off-grid solar home with Tesla battery

GOP congressman powers his off-grid solar home with Tesla battery

Republican Congressman, a libertarian and a climate denier, lives off-grid with solar and storage, and even owns a Tesla Model S electric vehicle.

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Trump’s solar tariff backfires: It hits red states and U.S. taxpayers harder than China

Trump’s solar tariff backfires: It hits red states and U.S. taxpayers harder than China

White House wanted to use solar tariffs to punish China, but it will end up punishing the states that voted for him the most.

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This is how coal dies — super cheap renewables plus battery storage

This is how coal dies — super cheap renewables plus battery storage

New Colorado wind farms with batteries are now cheaper than running old coal plants.

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2017 showed global clean energy revolution is unstoppable, no matter what Trump does

2017 showed global clean energy revolution is unstoppable, no matter what Trump does

The solar, wind, battery, and electric car “miracles” have gone mainstream.

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Polluting robots win big, clean energy workers get screwed in Trump tax bill

Polluting robots win big, clean energy workers get screwed in Trump tax bill

The Trump tax bill will devastate the renewable industry and jobs, while incentivising automation, and the manufacture of polluting, unprofitable robots.

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China spoils launch of world’s first electric cargo ship by using it to haul coal

China spoils launch of world’s first electric cargo ship by using it to haul coal

The good news is that China has launched the world’s first all-electric cargo ship. The bad news is that it is being used to haul coal.

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General Motors pledge for "all EV future" will keep Big Oil up at night

General Motors pledge for “all EV future” will keep Big Oil up at night

GM, Ford, and China strongly embrace electric cars, signaling trouble for Big Oil.