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The Pope’s Climate Encyclical, Capitalism and the Environmental Movement

Peter Fox-Penner, author of "Smart Power" and other energy policy books, discusses the Pope's Climate Encyclical and its focus on broader economic and…
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Coming Soon: The End of Coal

Thanks to a concerted campaign by environmentalists and huge progress in renewables, coal is (finally) on the way out.
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ExxonMobil Still Oils the Palms of Climate Science Deniers

“Practically no one can say with a straight face that global warming isn't happening anymore. Most, if not all, of the people who…
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Regional Cap-and-Trade Shown to Save Money While Boosting Economy and Cutting Emissions

When the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative was established, organizations like the Institute for Energy Research and the Heritage Foundation argued against any…
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Solar Power Continues Its March to the Mainstream

For years, some argued that widespread adoption of solar power would be too expensive. Fortunately, analysis after analysis have proven critics wrong. This…
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Ikea Demonstrates That, Dirty or Not, Fuel Cells are Coming

Ikea hooked up with Bloom Energy to become the latest high-profile global company to adopt fuel cells for clean, renewable on-site energy generation.
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Fossil Fuel Climate Deception Spans Three Decades

A new report reveals that fossil fuel companies began working actively to derail conversations around climate change as early as 1981 -- seven…
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India to Increase Solar Energy Five-Fold by 2022

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the nod to increasing the country’s solar capacity five-fold, to a goal of 100 gigawatts by 2022.…
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Hawaii Promises 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2045

Hawaii, the nation's biggest fossil fuel user, will now be a pioneer for renewable energy. A bill that assures 100 percent use by…
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Less Water, More Energy, More Problems

Water and energy are more closely tied together than you might realize, and the historic California drought is bringing this relationship to the…
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Waste Heat (Not Sweaty Bodies) Powering U.S. Sports Stadiums

Sporting facilities are finding innovative approaches to harness deeper savings beyond traditional energy efficiency initiatives. The University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Minnesota…
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Intel Installs Wind Micro-Turbines On HQ Roof

Intel recently installed one of the world’s largest wind micro-turbine arrays on the roof of its headquarters in Santa Clara, California.
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Putting Solar on the Map: A Brief Overview of Solar Mapping

Solar maps may depict solar energy potential as well as existing and planned installations. Some maps contain historic information, allowing one to see…
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Developing Nations’ Renewable Investments to Exceed Those of Developed World

The combined clean energy investment of developing countries, including China, Brazil, India and South Africa, totaled $131 billion in 2014, only 6 percent…
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Renewable Energy Now Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide

Renewable energy job numbers rose 18 percent year-over-year to reach 7.7 million in 2015, according an annual jobs review from the International Renewable…