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Renewables, SunEdison, solar, bankruptcy, corporate governance, clean energy, Leon Kaye

Solar Shocker: SunEdison Files for Bankruptcy

SunEdison filed for bankruptcy protection in New York yesterday. While some depicted the company's foibles as a symptom of bigger issues in the…
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Tax Credit Extension Makes Commercial Solar More Profitable

Now that Congress has extended the solar investment tax credit (ITC) for five more years, new and profitable opportunities to deploy solar energy…
OPEC, oil, clean energy, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, renewables, Leon Kaye, Middle East

OPEC Talks in Doha Fail to Freeze Oil Production

Oil ministers from OPEC countries met in Doha, Qatar, to see if they could all find a way to freeze production in order…
USAID, India, solar, renewables, clean energy, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, Simpa Networks, Orb Energy

USAID: Renewables Are a Way to End Poverty in India

USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its…
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3 Ways You Can Help Combat the Climate Crisis

Although the situation can sometimes feel daunting and beyond repair, there are a few simple, concrete actions we can take to minimize the…
Divestment, oil and gas, coal, clean energy, Norway, Leon Kaye

Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Divests from Coal

Last week, the managers of Norway’s Government Pension Fund announced that divestment from coal companies is well underway.
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Global Coal Bubble Pegged at $1 Trillion

For coal, the writing is on the wall, but the message hasn't yet reached some investors. This could result in a financial catastrophe,…
USA wind power transmission

Wind Power Wiggles Through Midwest Transmission Roadblocks

Despite obstacles, new transmission lines will bring more wind power from the Midwest to Eastern states.
Solar, wind power, renewables, clean energy, Leon Kaye, North Carolina, farming, Fresno, San Joaquin Valley

Farmers Quit Corn; Grow Solar Power

The controversy over farmers having the right to sign contract with solar and wind power companies is now taking center stage in North…
Houston, Texas, Houston Museum of Natural Science, clean energy, oil and gas, The Natural History Museum, TEJAS, Project Row House, Leon Kaye

Activists Highlight Oil Company Influence of Houston Science Museum

The Houston Museum of Natural Science, one of the most visited museums in the U.S., finds itself coming under scrutiny because of its…
Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, climate change, divestment, fossil fuels, ExxonMobil, clean energy, renewables, Leon Kaye

A Rockefeller Tells Why the U.S. Must Move Away from Fossil Fuels

Dr. Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, a great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, donated her energy company shares, including those of ExxonMobil, in order to help…
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Is Australia Really Winning the Solar Energy Race?

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 19 percent of Australian households now have either rooftop solar panels or solar-powered hot water systems…
Clean Line Plains wind energy

Biggest Wind Energy Project In U.S. History Inches Forward Despite Opposition

The Energy Department has stepped in to authorize the construction of a new wind energy transmission line, leaping over state-level opposition. But some…
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Leonardo DiCaprio: China Could Be a Climate ‘Hero’

At a press conference in the Chinese capital, DiCaprio said: “As we all know, the United States and China are the two biggest…
New York offshore wind energy

Koch Brothers Win the Wind Energy Battle, Lose the War

The Obama administration gave a huge kickstart to offshore wind energy development in New York state, despite Koch-fueled efforts to stop renewable energy…
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