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Greenpeace Slams Amazon on Dirty Energy Use

Amazon gets failing grades from Greenpeace on energy transparency; renewable energy commitment and siting policy; and renewable energy deployment and advocacy. The company…
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Renewables Account for 92% of New Capacity, Still a Slow Start Compared to 2013

Renewable energy sources outpaced fossil fuel energy sources in the first two months of the year, offering encouraging signs for the coming months.…
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The Ethical Work of Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund

Norway operates what is by far the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, with approximately $840 billion in assets under management, so its investment…
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Energy Efficiency Contributes to Dwindling Electricity Demand, Study Says

Previous estimates predicted less than 2 percent growth in U.S. energy demand going forward, due in part to policy changes and industry standards…
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Seattle Company Plans First Offshore Wind Farm on Pacific Coast

If the lease request gets final approval, the WindFloat Pacific project would anchor the first offshore turbines in federal waters on the West…
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Lockheed Martin Riding a Big Wave Energy Project

The 62.5-megawatt peak power wave energy generation project will be built off the coast of Victoria, Australia, using the PowerBuoy wave energy converter…
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States Reap the Benefits of US Solar Job Surge

Record job growth in the solar industry is putting people to work in communities in every region of the U.S. How did yours…
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Refurbished Wind Turbines to Power the Developing World at a Profit

Formally announced in a panel discussion at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi last week, the Vestas-backed Wind for Prosperity initiative…
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Should the Wind Energy Industry Receive Tax Credits?

The Production Tax Credit (PTC) expired on Dec. 31, and the industry is waiting to see if it will be extended, causing great…
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Sustainability in the UK National Health Service: A Case for Solar Power

With the daily tales of woe and waste, blame traded back and forth between the U.K. National Health Service and the government, what…
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Some Basic Truths About Energy Subsidies

It’s not unusual to hear people, usually change-resistant defenders of the status quo, putting down renewables as being not economically viable, because they…
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US Oil & Gas Sustainability Spending Sluggish Compared to Extraction Growth

The oil & gas industry increases sustainability spending, but not in proportion to their growth in extraction.
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China Slaps Massive Tariff on U.S. Imported Solar Materials

China has announced tariffs of up to 57% on polysilicon imported from U.S. which means hundreds of U.S. jobs lost.
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Local Beer Will Save us All

How craft beer is leading the charge toward sustainable businesses and communities.
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Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week Kicks Off with Panel on Development in Africa

Abu Dhabi sustainability week (ADSW), one of the largest sustainability gatherings in the world, launched today with a panel on the future of…