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Stockholm Wants To Ditch Fossil Fuels By 2050

Sweden’s capital is out to completely eliminate its use of fossil fuels by 2050, and local leaders say “the city is well on the way to achieving its goal.”

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Should EV Investments Absolve Volkswagen of Diesel Cheating?

Sources in Germany suggest that the EPA may be heading toward an creative deal with Volkswagen — but is it one that will bring much needed innovation to the auto industry? And more to the point, will it really help our environment on its own?

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Porter Ranch Residents Move Back Home, Gas Plant Remains Closed

Now that the four-month-long methane leak has been stopped, Porter Ranch residents have been told they can move back into their homes. A lot of questions remain, however, such as the lasting effect of the leak. But as of this week, a State Assembly panel believes it has come up with a way to ensure that there won’t be another “catastrophic failure” at the affected facility: enact a moratorium and vigorously review all 115 wells. The state’s regulatory framework for natural gas wells will also get a vigorous review, including those that may have contributed to the billowing methane leak.

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Nevada Solar Jobs Threatened, Highlighted in Political Contest

After recent utility rate changes, hundreds of people are out of work in Nevada while residential customers are left wondering if they made the right choice to go solar. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called the new utility rules “incomprehensible.”

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Ford the Latest Company to Dump ALEC

Last fall, Ford Motor Co. revealed it was a financial contributor to ALEC. Following backlash, this week it became the latest company to cut ties with the lobbying group.

ClearPath Foundation founder Jay Faison implored clean energy advocates Thursday to think about how to communicate more effectively about the economic and carbon-cutting potential of nuclear energy.

Nuclear Gets a New Champion

Clean-energy philanthropist Jay Faison implored clean-energy advocates on Thursday to think about how to communicate more effectively about the economic and carbon-cutting potential of nuclear energy.

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Doctors: Microcephaly in Brazil Caused by Larvicide, Not Zika?

Brazil is facing an epidemic of the birth defect microcephaly. The government says it’s due to the Zika virus. So does the World Health Organization. But physicians in Brazil and Argentina are insisting that the answer is in the water — and due to Brazil’s controversial use of larvicide.

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What Do the SDGs Mean for Your Employees?

We might have heard a lot about the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals since their launch late last year. But Marianne Hughes and GivingForce still find themselves discussing how to best apply them to business. Could the answer be through your people?