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The American OCO-2 satellite

Space-Based Monitoring Adds to Carbon Reduction Toolkit

The American OCO-2 satellite orbits the Earth every 99 minutes to pinpoint the origin of carbon emissions -- and similar systems are on…
Early adopters of solar power, students at Rainshadow Community Charter High School in Reno, Nevada, celebrate their new solar power system in 2010.

Why the Increase in Solar-Powered Schools?

Out of the 125,000 K-12 schools in the United States, over 3,700 are running on solar power. Learn more about why so many…
Diablo Canyon Power Plant

California to Phase Out Nuclear Power By 2025

Pacific Gas and Electric will phase out its nuclear power production in California by 2025. That means the power produced at Diablo Canyon…
SolarCity's Buffalo, New York, plant under construction.

Tesla Makes Offer to Buy SolarCity

Electric vehicle superstar Tesla just tendered an offer to buy America’s largest solar company, SolarCity. The move would make Tesla “the world’s only…
The Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (outlined in black) on a geological map of Canada.

Canada’s Fracking Earthquakes Move Legislatures to Act

British Columbia and Alberta are seeing a boom in earthquakes. And it's enough to pressure both governments to call for further investigation.
Clean energy, renewables, solar, wind power, electric vehicles, emissions, California, Leon Kaye, EIA,

Transportation Sector Now the Largest Contributor to U.S. Emissions

As the most recent monthly report from the U.S. EIA reveals, transportation-related emissions surpassed those from the power sector during the first two…
Apple, clean energy, renewables, solar, wind power, energy markets, market disruption, Silicon Valley, Leon Kaye

Apple’s Foray into Renewables Should Worry Utilities

Utilities should be worries as Apple’s entry into the renewables buying-and-selling markets could become a huge threat to their business.
Energy access leaders called for a "Mars Shot" to end energy poverty. In the process, they hope to create a "unicorn" riding a "black swan"

Will Ending Energy Poverty Produce a Unicorn?

More than a billion people worldwide need electricity. Will a new breed of decentralized renewable energy company provide it, and create the next…
coal power plant

Study: Big Banks Pour Billions Into ‘Extreme’ Fossil Fuels

The world’s largest banks are the bankers to fossil fuel companies, providing them with hundreds of billions of dollars, a recent report finds.…
The Danish company, DONG Energy, the world leader in offshore wind, has headed to the US to support their green transformation. Photo: DONG Energy

The Answer to North America’s Energy Challenge is Blowing in the Offshore Wind

The U.S., the world’s second largest emitter of CO2, is faced with the task of converting its energy system from black to green.…
out of gas

Gas Stations Close as Fire Rages Near Alberta Oil Sands

In May, a wildfire in northern Alberta, Canada, forced oil companies to halt extraction operations and evacuate some 8,000 workers from the oil…
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Intel Just Can’t Quit Anti-Climate Groups … Yet

Tech giant Intel has staked out a leadership position on climate change, but last week the company also reaffirmed its commitment to two…
An Indian woman holds a solar panel following a solar electrification project in rural villages of Rajasthan state.

Can India Meet Its Ambitious Solar Targets?

India plans to increase solar power capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 — five times higher than its previous target. The question…
A new interactive map from the World Resources Institute enables users to click on a state to see renewable energy options and related utility offerings. If states are not tracking what neighboring states and others are doing, this will also help them do that. (Click to expand interactive features.)

Big Power Users Can Shop for Renewables Starting Here

A new interactive map from the World Resources Institute shows where heavy energy users (read: companies) can buy renewable electricity. The state-by-state map…
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New Process Efficiently Uses Solar to Produce Hydrogen

Not long ago, we heard a great deal about the so-called “hydrogen economy.” But producing hydrogen fuels proved prohibitively expensive. But a company…
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