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Growth in EV use could lead to next oil glut in 2020s

Utilities move to cut coal use despite stay on Clean Power Plan, Shell replaces executive who led Arctic oil push, Midwest wind generation sets new records, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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US installs more new solar than fossil gas in 2015

175 publicly traded oil firms face bankruptcy risk, bipartisan governors’ group signs clean-energy accord, Koch brothers prepare to attack electric vehicle incentives, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Neither teachers nor candidates focus on climate

Supreme Court stays Clean Power Plan; 1st global aviation climate standards released; Green Climate Fund experiencing growing pains; solar policy all over the map; kids and nation at disadvantage with climate scarcely addressed.

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Solar+storage makes gains, US Senate makes sausage

German battery firm vows to become the ‘Airbnb of energy,’ Kauai briefly exceeds 90 percent renewable power, MIT releases new solar mapping tool, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.  

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Solar, wind poised to grow—provided policies endure

General Electric retires compact fluorescent in favor of LEDs, coal mines go begging for buyers, California maintains net metering rules, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Indian PV auction settles at lower price than coal power

China overtakes Germany as country with most solar power, energy bill heads for Senate floor, bonds backed by rooftop solar earn an investment-grade rating, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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US solar jobs top 200,000; feds halt new coal leasing

Global investment in renewables hits $329 B record in 2015; oil-train activists offer defense of necessity; utility-scale solar costs drop 17% in a year; and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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OR deal to phase out coal, double renewable power

Solar supplies nearly 10 percent of California’s power in 2015, GM rolls out mass-market electric car with 200-mile range, NASA tests more efficient aircraft propulsion, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

Energy storage displacing new fossil gas plants

Indian microfinance brings solar energy to off-grid villages and slums, Eugene tests microgrids powered by PVs, the ‘rebound effect’ is smaller than previously reported, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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Budget bill renews federal tax credits for solar & wind

California regulators to preserve net metering, Australian mine converted to solar farm, ten of gigawatts of new solar and wind expected thanks to tax credit extension, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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