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Clean energy grows, makes fossil power less profitable

Worldwide electric car sales up 49 percent in first half of 2016, designers develop wearable solar cells, Canada to set a minimum national carbon price, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Coal power losing steam; feds plan for offshore wind

Obama administration halts Dakota pipeline, Uber tests self-driving cars and 18-wheelers, abandoned mine repurposed for solar power pumped storage, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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US & China ratify Paris pact, Dakota oil protest heats up

Grid in the eastern US could accommodate 30% renewable power, ‘sunny day’ coastal flooding already commonplace, UN body drafts rules to limit airline emissions, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Cut climate pollution 40% by 2030? CA: “Yes, we will!”

Lummi bring totem pole to Sioux pipeline protest, sea-level rise may claim 1.9 million US homes by 2100, EV is to internal combustion as cell is to landline, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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Solar marks new low price, US gets first offshore wind

US finalizes fuel economy standards for big trucks, Louisiana floods made more likely by global warming, Washington rolls out smart grid pilot projects, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Solar power rates rattled, China’s coal use has peaked

New York passes 50% RPS and billion-dollar nuclear subsidy, Ford to test self-driving vehicles on MIT campus, Sierra Club to retire 53-million-ton coal deposit, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Hawaii nixes power merger, rejecting BC’s LNG exports

World nears pact to phase out climate- destabilizing refrigerants, US offers $4.5 billion in loan guarantees for EV charging, 18 GW of pumped hydro storage in pipeline, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Montana coal plant Colstrip will close two units by 2022

Canada to enact national carbon price this year, Pacific island nations draft treaty to end fossil fuel extraction, Nevadans will vote whether to restore net metering, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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CA meets solar goal early, India signs for 1 GW of PVs

100-MW battery outcompetes a natural-gas peaker plant in LA, Germany replaces feed-in tariffs with clean power auction, Chinese automaker unveils solar car, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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North American grid to be 50% carbon-free by 2025

Solar prices fall 8 percent in first half of 2016, Oakland rejects coal export proposal, California plans for a future without baseload power plants, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.