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NE profits from carbon cap, King Coal's fall continues

Japan pledges 26 percent cut in climate pollution, Consumer Reports endorses the used Nissan Leaf, “yieldcos” offer key financing for solar projects, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Community solar rising, electric jet crosses Channel

Carbon Tracker finds $283 billion in LNG plants unnecessary, BMW rolls out electric 18-wheeler, dossier exposes oil firms’ dissembling on climate issue, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Solar price hits new low, mercury reaches new highs

United Airlines buys stake in biofuels firm; China, Brazil, and Korea announce climate pledges; micro-grid improves electric service for California desert town; and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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Green investment surging; rethinking weatherization

Oil drilling suspended in Canadian Arctic, clean fuel rule survives challenge in Oregon, New York State sets higher climate targets, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions

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Pope urges climate action, pundits ponder the impacts

Vermont vows 75 percent renewable grid by 2032, low oil prices cancel $200 billion in fossil mega-projects, India quintuples its solar targets, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Bonn talks yield forest deal; rest of pact left to co-chairs

EPA to regulate airplanes’ climate pollution, Hawaii aims for 100% renewable power by 2045, rooftop solar installations up 76 percent, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions

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G7 to decarbonize by 2100, but sets vague 2050 goal

Norway divests from coal companies, former Tesla engineer retrofits garbage trucks with hybrid drive, Maasai women sell off-grid solar in the bush, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Top oil firms call for carbon price as Bonn talks begin

Kodiak utility goes 99.7 percent renewable, big rigs get a fuel economy makeover, EPA eases biofuels requirements, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions.

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States, provinces join in subnational climate pact

Coal spirals downward, U.S. wind potential greater than previously thought, Saudis plan shift from oil to solar, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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Canada vows 30% carbon cut, pipelines hit resistance

$1 billion can’t buy love for an LNG terminal, biomimicry improves PV design, climate cinema on screens large and small, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions.

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