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Brexit rattles climate plans, CA to close its last reactors

Union Pacific track maintenance blamed for oil-train derailment, VW will pay nearly $15 billion to settle US claims in emissions deceit scandal, rooftop solar spreads in Africa, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Solar costs falling, oil prices climbing, mercury soaring

VW announces major move into EVs, Sweden to keep nuclear plants open ’til 2040s, first mammalian species succumbs to global warming, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Cheap renewables will stem gas boom, says new report

US and India agree to quicker phase-out of HFCs, SF Bay Area voters pass adaptation tax, ConEd to deploy ‘virtual power plant’ of batteries and solar panels in Brooklyn, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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Renewable energy employs over 8 million worldwide

SEIU votes to make climate action a priority, California tests zero-net-energy homes, Australian coal CEOs defect to solar and energy efficiency, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Coal power continues slide, solar loans replace leases

Coal supplies under a quarter of US electricity in March, electric bus company boasts a $100 million order book, Germany diverts excess power to district heating, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Portugal’s grid goes four days without fossil fuels

Bernie Sanders names Bill McKibben to Democratic platform committee, cows treated to belch less methane, climate refugees leave California for the Northwest, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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EPA issues methane rules, global heat spirals upward

Oil companies give up Arctic drilling leases, Ontario considers far-reaching climate plan, analysts plumb the factors behind Dubai’s 3-cent-per-kwh solar bid, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Feds reject coal terminal to respect native treaty rights

Solar power spreads virally among neighbors; Commonwealth Edison wants price supports to keep running its nuclear plants; climatologists aren’t, uh, messing with you; and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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Saudis adopt post-oil plan, China halts 200 coal plants

South African concentrating solar plant generates round the clock, Ukraine marks Chernobyl anniversary, solar auction hits new low under 3 cents per kilowatt-hour, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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175 nations sign Paris pact; Senate passes energy bill

World Bank and IMF push countries toward carbon pricing, Tacoma gas-to-methanol proposal withdrawn, rail cars to store excess electricity, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.