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Pipeline-backing Tories ousted in Alberta elections

Biofuels for aviation move ahead, Seattle ‘kayaktivists’ prepare for showdown with Shell, TV meteorologists accept climate science, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Tesla batteries will change the grid balance of power

Shell’s Arctic drilling hits two stumbling blocks, three-quarters of extremely hot days can be pinned on climate change, Church of England divests, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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PV power surging ahead — no thanks to Moore’s Law

Biologists tally bird deaths at power tower, Tesla to offer home battery plus solar panels you can lease, Obama finds his climate anger, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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Renewable energy will not be misunderestimated

New wave of fuel-cell cars poised to hit U.S. market, students and alumni occupy college offices calling for divestment, jet fuel from tobacco, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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EPA power rules may bring carbon trading to Midwest

New project will store excess solar power as hydrogen and renewable gas, Vancouver aims to be carbon-free by 2050, 23 gigawatts of coal plants to retire this year, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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US pledges carbon cuts while CA shrivels in drought

New solar and wind employment outpaces coal industry’s job losses, Ontario opts for cap-and-trade, yeast from sake-making may boost biofuels, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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Mexico, Norway pledge cuts in run-up to Paris talks

U.S. coal sector in ‘structural decline,’ sea level rise could pop $1.4 trillion real estate bubble, UK climate emissions drop 8 percent, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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From Costa Rica to Texas, seeking 100% renewable

Feds to cut energy use 40 percent, advanced jet and diesel biofuels expand on the West Coast, Europe’s power grid unruffled by solar eclipse, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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World economy grows, but CO2 emissions hold steady

All oils are not created equal; wind, solar, and geothermal turn Nicaragua from rolling black-outs to power exporter; Hawaii considers 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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Utility wants to buy a coal plant ... just to shut it down

Solar plane begins round-the-world journey, India levies coal tariff to pay for renewables, McKibben floats ‘fossil freeze,’ and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.