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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.
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.
Mäntsälä, Finland, will soon heat its water using waste heat from a nearby data center.

Finnish Town Looks to a Data Center for Hot Water

Mäntsälä, Finland, will soon heat its water using waste heat from a nearby data center.
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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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The SEC Isn’t Enforcing Climate Risk Disclosures By Fossil Fuel Companies

Two of the world's largest fossil fuel companies are under fire for failing to disclose climate risk to their investors. What does it…
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The Economics Behind Falling Oil Prices

If oil is still in high demand, why are prices tumbling so drastically?
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Why a Koch Brothers Front Is Blasting Ethanol in Iowa

A conservative think-tank backed by the Koch brothers just launched a massive anti-ethanol campaign in Iowa, six days before the country's first presidential…
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Nevada Guts Payments for Rooftop Solar, Installers Call It Quits

In a strange decision that is forcing rooftop solar businesses in the sunny state of Nevada to close their doors, the state's utility…
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Ceres: U.S. Oil and Gas Companies Are Not Adequately Disclosing Climate Risk

Not one of the 23 American oil and gas companies in the S&P 500 index included the potential impact of an international climate…
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Sunrun CEO on the Bright Future of Solar Energy

Lynn Jurich, co-founder and CEO of Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., looks to the future of the energy…
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Rubio, Bush Continue to Dismiss Climate Change

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have both acknowledged that climate change exists. But both continue to dismiss climate…
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and former Vice President Al Gore shake hands with COP21 delegates after the formal passage of the Paris Agreement on Dec. 12, 2015.

The COP21 Climate Agreement: What Does It Mean for the United States?

Critically, in the words of one U.S. representative at COP21, the final Paris Agreement is “Congress-proof.”