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Breaking the Connection Between Emissions and Economic Growth

As more countries shift to sustainability, economic growth is beginning to decouple from carbon emissions for the first time in history. In fact,…
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Wind Power Wiggles Through Midwest Transmission Roadblocks

Despite obstacles, new transmission lines will bring more wind power from the Midwest to Eastern states.
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Bangladesh’s Growing Coal Deals Prompt Criticism, Protests over Environment

Last week, Bangladeshi police opened fire on a crowd of people protesting two new coal plants, killing four demonstrators. The gruesome act prompts…
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This System Recovers Heat Energy from Sewage

The U.S. wastes over 60 percent of the energy we produce. A vast amount of this wasted energy is given off as heat…
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Legal Petition Seeks to Stop All New Offshore Drilling

A wide group of organizations are calling on President Barack Obama to immediately halt the issuance of any new offshore drilling licenses.
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Companies, Lawmakers Step Up to Support Clean Power Plan

Last week's three-fold amicus curiae submission to the U.S. Appeals Court included supporters from Congress, the tech, insurance and food industries, and plenty…
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Green Building Lessons from the Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocky Mountain Institute’s new 15,610-square-foot Innovation Center is a living lab that is pushing the boundaries of how built environments can sustainably manage…
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Electrical Utilities: The Balance Between Regulating and Deregulating

Utilities differ in the way they are governed, depending on if the utilities operate in either regulated electricity markets or deregulated markets. Let’s…
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Huge Potential: Rooftop Solar Could Power 39% of America

Rooftop photovoltaic solar panels could generate 1,118 gigawatts of energy -- more than a third of America's current energy needs, says the U.S.…
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New Earthquake Report = More Hurt for U.S. Fracking Industry

A new report totes up the potential earthquake risk from fracking and other oil and gas operations in Oklahoma, Texas and other states.
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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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Putting the Value Back Into Data

Companies waste 30 percent of the energy they consume. Mike Carlson, president of Siemens Digital Grid, explains how we can cut that figure…
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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…
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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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China Focuses on Climate Action in Latest Five-Year Plan

While the economy remains the central focus every five years, the 2015-2020 plan sets some lofty goals to lower pollution and improve the…
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