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Planet sets heat record as Trump takes up the reins

New approvals for wind in Wyoming and off North Carolina; thinking about “base cost” renewables instead of “base load” power; saving climate info in the Data Refuge, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Tillerson gets a grilling, knives sharpened for Pruitt

US sends $500 million to Green Climate Fund, Chinese President Xi urges Trump to stand by Paris accord, hacktivists prepare offshore archive of federal environmental data, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Coal won’t rebound under any scenario, says DOE

China to invest $361 billion in clean energy over five years, Chevy Bolt wins Car of the Year award, VW executive arrested in Miami over emissions fraud conspiracy, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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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.