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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…
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (center) and Christiana Figueres (third from left), executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, celebrate the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Dec. 12.

COP21 — Two Months On: Time to Separate News from Trends

Is the energy transition stalling? Two months after COP21, it is time to separate news from trends. The oil price is down; the…
SCOTUS stay on the Clean Power Plan just a "bump in the road" toward the clean energy transition

A Bump in the Road: Impact of the SCOTUS Clean Power Plan Decision

"We want to be clear ... that the court's decision does not overturn the policy or decide its legal merits," John Coequyt, who…
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California Dominates Solar, With More Than 50 Percent of all U.S. Capacity

We all knew that California was ahead on solar, but these figures are just astounding.
BP is putting up a brave front, but the losses keep rolling in.

BP Suffers Record Annual Loss

BP is reporting a total loss of $6.5 billion during FY2015 -- $2.2 billion last quarter alone -- with the company expecting to…
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How Technology Innovation Will Save Customer-Owned Solar

Nevada became just the latest state where a public utility commission crushed the economics out of customer-owned solar. When commissions endorse the utility…
Ontario’s journey of diversification and evolution from a petrochemical pioneer to a bio-hybrid chemistry leader provides a useful case study.

Lessons Learned: Creating a Sustainable, Resource-Based Economy

Rohan Mohan and Stephen Thompson discuss Ontario’s evolution from a petrochemical pioneer to a bio-hybrid chemistry leader.
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Grid Update Will Allow Renewables to Prevail — Even Without Storage

No other study, said Mark Z. Jacobson, a Stanford University civil engineering professor, “pushes the limits” like this one, considering what can be…
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They’re All In On It: Multinationals Collaborate On Giant Wind Turbine

Three hot trends converge for a gigantic new wind turbine project: biomimicry, public-private partnerships and inter-corporate collaboration.
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Big Win for Solar as California Preserves Net-Metering

A historic decision by the California Public Utilities Commission means that net-metering, which allows rooftop solar owners to connect to the electricity grid…
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‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’ Will Bring Electricity to Millions

“The New Deal on Energy for Africa sets the ambitious target of universal access by 2025, which means bringing modern energy to 900…
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How This Solar Startup Became a Multinational Social Enterprise

The pay-as-you-go solar company M-Kopa has electrified homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It now boasts 300,000 customers, equating to 1 in 20…
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Encouraging Middle Eastern Youth to Embrace More Sustainable Careers

A program launched this week during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week aims to engage Middle Eastern youth and inspire them to consider alternatives to…
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This NGO is Illuminating the World with Solar

After winning a Zayed Future Energy Prize award last year, Liter of Light has moved beyond simple water-bottle solar lights and launched new…
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Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Keeps Momentum From COP21 Surging

33,000 people are expected to attend the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, and the opening ceremony got off to a rousing start with…
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