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NREL Report Reveals the Steady Rise of Renewables

Renewable energy continues to garner larger shares of U.S. and global energy supply. Cumulative solar generation capacity rose nearly 68-fold in the U.S. from 2000 to 2013, according to NREL’s latest annual renewable energy data book.

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After Davos: Lessons for Impact and Social Investors

The World Economic Forum has come and gone, leaving the Davos snow more than a little trampled. Now that 2,500+ of the world’s most powerful people have flown home in somewhat fewer (it seems) than 1,700 private jets, what more do we know about what’s coming in 2015?

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Tech Lowers NOx Emissions in California Oil & Gas Sector

A new, cleaner-burning combustion technology promises to cost-effectively lower nitrous oxide emissions at oIl and gas facilities in California’s San Joaquin Valley. ClearSign’s Duplex Burner technology is proving it can lower NOx emissions, as well as boost performance and safety.

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Battle Climate Change With Sustain:Green’s New MasterCard

Sustain:Green launched a MasterCard that rewards its users with carbon offsets, giving individuals a way to reduce their carbon footprint and fund the Mata No Peito rainforest preservation project in Brazil.

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Why B Corps Should Cap Executive Pay

One of the best ways that the B Corp movement can continue to drive positive social change is to address the controversial issue of executive pay, argues Ryan Honeyman, author of “The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good.“

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Visualize Sea-Level Rise with Time Goggles

A pilot project will engage federal and local resources to help locals visualize sea-level rise with OWL “potential reality” viewers in the Bay Area.

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Ecolab’s Minnesota Offices to Go 100 Percent Solar

Add another one to the list: Yesterday Fortune 500 company Ecolab announced that its Minnesota offices will be going completely solar. It’s signed a deal with SunEdison to build the solar gardens needed to offset Ecolab’s energy usage. The deal is all in keeping with Minnesota’s solar energy legislation, which is designed to boost solar energy investment and production by 2020.

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Top 10 Carbon Market Predictions for 2015

Last week, the Climate Trust, a mission-driven nonprofit that specializes in climate solutions, announced its second annual prediction list of 10 carbon market trends to watch in 2015.

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Dubai Solar Bid Awes Market Players

Acwa Power’s sub-6 cents per kilowatt-hour bid had participants in awe and set a new global low for building and operating utility-scale solar.