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Pemex

Explosion at Pemex Oil Plant in Mexico Kills Over 30 People

Pemex, Mexico's state-owned oil company, is plagued with financial problems. And in yet another failure to ensure worker safety, an explosion at one…
rooftop solar

San Francisco to Require Rooftop Solar On New Construction

The ordinance passed unanimously, making San Francisco the first major U.S. city to require solar panels on new construction.
Renewables, SunEdison, solar, bankruptcy, corporate governance, clean energy, Leon Kaye

Solar Shocker: SunEdison Files for Bankruptcy

SunEdison filed for bankruptcy protection in New York yesterday. While some depicted the company's foibles as a symptom of bigger issues in the…
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Tax Credit Extension Makes Commercial Solar More Profitable

Now that Congress has extended the solar investment tax credit (ITC) for five more years, new and profitable opportunities to deploy solar energy…
OPEC, oil, clean energy, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, renewables, Leon Kaye, Middle East

OPEC Talks in Doha Fail to Freeze Oil Production

Oil ministers from OPEC countries met in Doha, Qatar, to see if they could all find a way to freeze production in order…
Coal power plant

What Peabody’s Bankruptcy Reveals About the Coal Industry

By now you've likely heard about Peabody Energy's bankruptcy filing. It's been called "a harbinger of the end of the fossil fuel era”…
USAID, India, solar, renewables, clean energy, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, Simpa Networks, Orb Energy

USAID: Renewables Are a Way to End Poverty in India

USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its…
COP21, India, China, Obama, climate change, United Nations, Leon Kaye, New York

China, U.S. to Sign Historic Climate Agreement on Friday

One of the biggest steps post-COP21 will happen this Friday, April 22, at the United Nations' headquarters in New York, where representatives from…
Divestment, oil and gas, coal, clean energy, Norway, Leon Kaye

Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Divests from Coal

Last week, the managers of Norway’s Government Pension Fund announced that divestment from coal companies is well underway.
Homes and businesses sit dark during a 2011 blackout in Oceanview, California.

How California Blackouts Will Make Solar and Batteries A National Story

California again faces potential blackouts. Could the potential loss of power push the state's innovation in solar and energy storage to the fore?
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Israel Expected to Save $8 Billion By Cutting Emissions

Israel, a leader in technology development, says it's on track to save $8 billion from carbon emissions reductions. The Israeli cabinet has unanimously…
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Global Coal Bubble Pegged at $1 Trillion

For coal, the writing is on the wall, but the message hasn't yet reached some investors. This could result in a financial catastrophe,…
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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,…
USA wind power transmission

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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