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IRENA, renewables, clean energy, solar, wind power, jobs, Leon Kaye, social enterprise, Brazil, China, Abu Dhabi, Masdar

Renewable Energy Now Employs Over 8 Million People

Despite low oil prices, the clean-energy sector keeps on growing, and it now employs 8.1 million people worldwide.
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North Dakota’s Economic Whiplash is Not Sustainable

As oil prices plunge and fossil fuel giants shed workers, places like North Dakota are left with a case of economic whiplash that…
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Are We Nearing Peak Oil?

According to Bernstein Research, peak oil – when oil usage is expected to begin falling globally – could arrive as soon as 2030.
Portugal, wind power, hydropower, renewables, Leon Kaye, clean energy, energy independence

Portugal Sets Record for Running Four Consecutive Days on Renewables

From the morning of Saturday, May 7, until late afternoon on Wednesday, May 11, Portugal ran entirely on renewables such as hydro and…
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Energy Dept., GE Cook Up New Green Biz Opportunities

GE and the U.S. Department of Energy stir the energy-efficiency pot with a new "ultrasonic" clothes-drying system that uses 70 percent less energy.
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These Trends Will Define the Wind Industry

Sofia Sauvageot of GE Power Conversion shares her insights on the global trends shaping the wind energy industry.
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Duke Energy Gets 8 More Years to Clean Up Toxic Coal Ash in North Carolina

If new guidelines issued Wednesday go through, Duke Energy will have eight more years to clean up coal ash deposits in North Carolina.…
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Corporate Behemoths Break Down Clean Power Barrier With 60 GW Pledge

Last year major U.S. corporations snapped up 3 gigawatts in clean-energy buys, and this year they're roaring back in force with a 60…
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Donald Trump’s Supporters: Global Warming Isn’t a ‘Hoax’

Trump's position on environmental issues is almost as confusing as it is controversial. But according to a recent Yale survey, he may need…
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It’s Really Happening: The Collapse of U.S. Coal

Coal production is not just declining. It's falling off a cliff -- and it's barely a third of what it was just six…
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Gates Foundation Divests Holdings in BP

The Gates Foundation sold over 6 million shares of BP stock last year, valued at more than $187 million. It's a victory for…
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Donald Trump’s Uncomfortable Relationship with Renewables

Donald Trump's views on renewables range from tepid acceptance to hostility. And while he does not have a clear energy plan articulated, clean…
Many of America's biggest strides in clean energy and energy efficiency happened in the absence of federal policy.

Climate Action Lessons the Developing World Can Borrow from the U.S.

What key climate-action lessons can developing countries derive from the U.S.? Paritosh (Pari) Kasotia of the Solar Foundation breaks it down. Spoiler alert:…
Wind power, renewables, clean energy, United Kingdom, Mars Inc, Leon Kaye, Enoco

Mars, Inc. U.K. Operations to Run on 100 Percent Renewables

Food giant Mars announced it has entered into a partnership with Eneco Wind U.K. to buy electricity from Scotland's Moy Wind Farm for…
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Climate Action Summit 2016 in Washington D.C.

3p Weekend: 150+ Companies Commit to Science-Based Targets

More than 150 companies are now committed to ambitious emissions-reduction targets that align with the global effort to limit warming to "well below"…
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