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Smart cities, Tesla, SolarCity, public transportation, ridesharing, Leon Kaye, electric vehicles, Elon Musk, autonomous cars

Tesla Announces Part 2 of Its Master Plan, With Part 1 Still Unfulfilled

Ten years after outlining his first master plan for Tesla, Elon Musk released a sequel that aroused a wide range of reactions from…
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Oil Weakening, Could be Headed Down Coal’s Path

A new report from the nonprofit As You Sow analyzes the state of the oil industry. And researchers found several trends that should…
China, fossil fuels, climate change, renewables, coal, Leon Kaye, Greenpeace, Shanghai

China Accused of Rapidly Building Coal Plants, Despite Climate Promises

China is on pace to open one new coal-fired plant a week until 2020, says Greenpeace, despite its promises to boost renewables and…
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The Myths Oil Companies Use to Resist Climate Action in California

While it cannot be denied that money talks, it doesn’t always tell the truth. The Natural Resources Defense Council fact-checked a key fossil…
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Is MGM Resorts Really Leaving the Nevada Grid?

In May, news broke that gaming giant MGM Resorts International planned to leave Nevada's power grid. Nevadans quickly grew concerned that the exit…
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In Defense of Rooftop Solar

Utility giants claim large-scale solar is the way of the future, citing lower cost and higher efficiency compared to decentralized alternatives. But despite…
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Cheapest Offshore Wind Farm In The World, Thanks To Shell

The winning bid for a gigantic new offshore wind farm in the Netherlands came in at 2.3 billion euros less than expected. And…
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Considering Ontario’s Climate Change Solution

This summer, Ontario solidified a five-year action plan to promote clean energy and support the long-term shift to a low-carbon economy. Critics say…
Gertrude from Malawi test a solar light. Gertrude is a student of Barefoot College, an NGO supported by Enel Energy

Power to the People: Enel Group and the SDG Compass

When heading out into unfamiliar territory, a map or a compass can keep us on course. Fortunately, there is such a "compass" for…
Oil and gas, fossil fuels, renewables, clean energy, Saudi Arabia, OPEC, Middle East, Leon Kaye, electric vehicles

Report: The U.S. Has More Oil Than Saudi Arabia or Russia

According to a Norwegian energy consultancy, the U.S. edges out Russia by just over 3 percent and holds the mantle of having the…
SolarCity, solar, clean energy, Tesla, Elon Musk, energy storage, battery technology, Leon Kaye

Will Elon Musk’s Tesla-SolarCity Gamble Pay Off?

On paper, the Tesla-SolarCity deal is one that is easy for Wall Street analysts and business school students to pick apart. But in…
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HP Aims High Again: Zero-Deforestation and 100% Clean Energy by 2020

In its latest sustainability report, the global electronics and consulting company made several strong public goals to improve sourcing of paper and shift…
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Could Hemp Grow Back to Aid Sustainability Efforts?

As America continues to loosen its strict stance on marijuana laws, hemp is making a comeback. But is it really the 'wonder crop'…
Wind power, clean energy, renewables, Google, Norway, Sweden, European Union, Leon Kaye

Google Buys 236 Megawatts of Wind Power for EU Data Centers

Google, which describes itself as the world’s largest buyer of clean energy, announced another investment in renewables last week. Two new Google-backed wind…
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Solar and Wind Energy Costs Could Drop By 59 Percent By 2025

The average cost of electricity from wind and solar energy could drop by 26 to 59 percent, says the International Renewable Energy Agency…
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