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Arctic oil is out, offshore wind is in, PV prices falling

Hawaii to meet 100% RPS five years ahead of schedule, Democrats to target Pruitt and Tillerson in hearings, Bangladesh tests ‘swarm electrification,’ and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Clean energy momentum shifts to states, businesses

Bill Gates launches $1 billion energy venture fund, Canada’s carbon price to reach US$38 per ton by 2022, Arizona considers doubling its renewable power mandate, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Trudeau OKs one pipeline, Army Corps delays another

Trump names Koch lobbyist to head energy transition, mayors to ban diesels from four megacities by 2025, Illinois nuclear plants win subsidy, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Trump appointments signal hard line on climate denial

Samoan island to be 100% solar powered, sea level rise starting to affect coastal Florida real estate prices, clean energy gets small-town support, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Marrakech talks end, rest of world vows to press ahead

Sheriff’s officers water-cannon activists at Standing Rock, 365 businesses appeal to Trump on climate, an octopus in the parking garage as a harbinger of sea level rise, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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Trump’s election reshapes landscape of climate action

Marrakech delegates reckon with a Trump presidency, Monterey County bans fracking, children’s public-trust climate lawsuit moves forward, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Talks begin in Marrakech to implement the Paris accord

Global carbon intensity falls nearly 3 percent, California’s “duck curve” deepens faster than expected, Shell predicts peak oil demand in five to 15 years, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Clean power outpaces coal, Exxon writes down reserves

Half a million solar panels were installed daily in 2015, India gets $8,100 four-seat electric car, feds auction geothermal rights on 16,000 acres in five western states, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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China halts construction on 30 new coal power plants

Florida solar advocates battle misleading ballot measure, climate change to harm subsistence farmers worldwide, new wind turbines have built-in pumped hydro storage, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.  

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Pact reached to phase out global-warming refrigerants

Climate gets a cameo in the presidential race, Oregon utility to try burning biomass in Boardman coal plant, federal loan guarantees boosted utility-scale PV, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.