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Renewable Energy Now Employs Over 8 Million People

Despite low oil prices, the clean-energy sector keeps on growing, and it now employs 8.1 million people worldwide.
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Portugal Sets Record for Running Four Consecutive Days on Renewables

From the morning of Saturday, May 7, until late afternoon on Wednesday, May 11, Portugal ran entirely on renewables such as hydro and…
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These Trends Will Define the Wind Industry

Sofia Sauvageot of GE Power Conversion shares her insights on the global trends shaping the wind energy industry.
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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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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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Koch Brothers Win the Wind Energy Battle, Lose the War

The Obama administration gave a huge kickstart to offshore wind energy development in New York state, despite Koch-fueled efforts to stop renewable energy…
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Norway’s Announces $1.2 Billion Offshore Wind Project

Norway just announced a 1 billion euro (US$1.2 billion) offshore wind project that would be one of the largest in the world.
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Wind Energy is Top-Dog in the EU … But Will It Last?

The EU added more new wind-energy capacity than any other form of power last year. But, as Oliver Joy of the European Wind…
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Big Hawaii Accelerator Backs the Little Wind Turbine That Could

A unique, small-scale approach to wind energy has gotten the seal of approval from the Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii startup incubator backed by…
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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.
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Renewables Surge as Tax Credits OK’d Another 5 Years

On the surface, Congress' approval of another five years of wind and solar tax credits seems like a hat tip to recent accomplishments…
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From Oil Patch to Renewable Energy King, Texas Shows COP21 How It’s Done

Texas makes a great case for a strong outcome at the COP21 Paris climate talks, despite the antipathy of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz…
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Google to Invest in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm

Last month, Google announced that it will invest in Africa's largest wind power farm, on the heels of the company's $12 million investment…
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How Electricity Storage Will Help Drive South Australia’s Transition

South Australia stands at the forefront of the renewable energy transition. Residential rooftop solar will soon reach 28 percent penetration, which is to…
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