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Turns out it’s a bad idea to burn fossil fuels inside our buildings too
As heat rises, fossil fuel pollution from Oregon’s buildings looms large.
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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.

Don't panic: that Supreme Court decision won't resurrect Big Coal

No one should mistake the Supreme Court's ruling staying the Clean Power Plan for a lifeline for the coal industry--our dirtiest source of electricity has just about run out of spark.

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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.

A new future

We're proud of our grandfathers who mined coal to power our economy in decades past. We hope that our grandchildren will be proud of our generation's work to replace coal with clean and renewable sources of energy. That transition is steaming ahead in 2016.

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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.

Nous sommes climat

To “be” climate is the hardest thing of all, yet there’s nothing else to be. Climate denial persists because we don’t want to go here. Contradicting science is the least of it; we compartmentalize; we detach; we disown consequences. We watch our leaders work their hearts out for a strong climate agreement, while toying with a deal to lift a ban on oil exports.

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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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A new future

We're proud of our grandfathers who mined coal to power our economy in decades past. We hope that our grandchildren will be proud of our generation's work to replace coal with clean and renewable sources of energy. That transition is steaming ahead in 2016.

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Nous sommes climat

Submitted by KC Golden on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 11:40

To “be” climate is the hardest thing of all, yet there’s nothing else to be. Climate denial persists because we don’t want to go here. Contradicting science is the least of it; we compartmentalize; we detach; we disown consequences. We watch our leaders work their hearts out for a strong climate agreement, while toying with a deal to lift a ban on oil exports.

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