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World economy grows, carbon pollution doesn’t

Shell sells off its stake in Canadian tar sands, US solar installations in 2016 nearly double the previous year, poll shows highest-ever level of American concern for the climate, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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EPA to put mpg gains on hold, but EVs grow anyway

Oregon lawmakers weigh competing bills to price carbon pollution, China’s coal consumption falls for third straight year, Trump’s EPA budget calls for deep cuts, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.  

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Clean energy turns utility economics upside-down

Solar prices down 20 percent in one year, new study questions blanket subsidies for biofuels, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips write down their tar sands reserves, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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Wind power rises in South; Pruitt takes over at EPA

Oroville Dam survives critical week, US solar installations nearly double in 2016, Toshiba chairman resigns over $6 billion in nuclear construction losses, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Solar power now cheaper than coal at Indian auction

Australia, Arctic, and Oklahoma bake in heat waves, Sioux tribes sue over pipeline construction, US wind capacity now exceeds hydropower, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Rise of EVs and PVs set to disrupt energy markets

Audi president tells dealers that EVs will dominate market within a decade, Toshiba to quit building nuclear power plants, Sweden plans to be climate-neutral by 2045, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.  

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Trump’s first week in office sparks outcry, resistance

 Sunshot reaches its dollar-a-watt goal three years early, Olympia to hear new carbon pricing bill, civil servants try Twitter samizdat, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Planet sets heat record as Trump takes up the reins

New approvals for wind in Wyoming and off North Carolina; thinking about “base cost” renewables instead of “base load” power; saving climate info in the Data Refuge, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Tillerson gets a grilling, knives sharpened for Pruitt

US sends $500 million to Green Climate Fund, Chinese President Xi urges Trump to stand by Paris accord, hacktivists prepare offshore archive of federal environmental data, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Coal won’t rebound under any scenario, says DOE

China to invest $361 billion in clean energy over five years, Chevy Bolt wins Car of the Year award, VW executive arrested in Miami over emissions fraud conspiracy, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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