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Paris pact signals positive shift: now it’s time to act!

Faraday announces $1 billion electric-car factory, Texans rent their roofs for solar power, Paris accord boosts clean-energy stocks, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions 

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Diplomats make progress toward climate pact in Paris

Global climate pollution bends downward, negotiators lean toward a 1.5˚C warming goal, Financial Standards Board to require that firms disclose their carbon risk, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Paris talks open to parade of speeches, new promises

Billionaires unite to boost clean energy R&D, deal in the works to extend federal credits for solar and wind, US public opinion backs climate pact, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Regional climate promises pour in ahead of Paris talks

Alberta announces carbon tax, all UK coal plants to close by 2025, firms sign up for more than 2 gigawatts of green power so far this year, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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Fossil projects face new hurdles from PDX to NYC

Testing how EVs can stabilize and feed the grid, zoning parts of the California desert for renewable power, funding climate work in the developing world, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Solar & wind beat coal price at Indian, Chilean auctions

Keystone victory confirms activists’ strategy, NY subpoena toughens inquiry for ExxonMobil, Texas utility offers free windpower at night, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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White flags fluttering from ramparts of fossil fuel firms

WV utility foresees the fall of coal, Shell cancels tar sands project, $150 million pours into off-grid solar in developing countries, Bill Nye grapples with a climate meltdown, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Developing nations demand climate aid as price of pact

Oregon and Washington rank in top 10 for energy efficiency programs, grid-connected storage moves forward, Dutch solar cars win Australian races, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Canadian Tories get booted, net metering ends in Hawaii

Toyota to replace plain internal combustion cars with hybrids and fuel cell vehicles by 2050, BP’s chief economist admits some oil must stay in the ground, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Coalitions announce plans for OR, WA voter initiatives

Wind is cheapest power source in Germany and UK even without subsidy, analysts weigh in on ‘grid neutrality,’ major Italian utility pledges to be carbon-free by 2050, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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