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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.

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Germany: ban new gas & diesel autos in EU by 2030

Climate pollution from international flights to be capped, two oil terminals halted in WA and CA, home air-conditioner makes ice while the sun shines on your rooftop PVs, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Judges hear power plan, clean energy costs falling

Study reviews link between dams and methane; OPEC agrees—in principle—to reduce oil production; owls inspire design of quieter wind rotors; and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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Paris pact nears ratification, summer breaks heat record

New carbon math says climate goals can’t be met if humanity burns all the oil, gas, and coal in existing wells and mines, let alone develops new ones—and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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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.