We stopped PGE’s fracked gas plants!
In another step toward a 100% clean energy future in the Northwest, the Oregon Public Utility Commission rejected Portland General Electric’s proposal for new fracked gas plants. 
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China halts construction on 30 new coal power plants

Florida solar advocates battle misleading ballot measure, climate change to harm subsistence farmers worldwide, new wind turbines have built-in pumped hydro storage, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.  

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The Awesome Economics of Solar Energy Growth

Costs are down, installations are up, and solar is now a competitive source of electricity. If history is a guide, we can look forward to solar power costing no more than fossil fuel power—without subsidies—by the end of this decade.

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Germany: ban new gas & diesel autos in EU by 2030

Climate pollution from international flights to be capped, two oil terminals halted in WA and CA, home air-conditioner makes ice while the sun shines on your rooftop PVs, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

Low-Carbon Grid, High-Carbon Highways

The bulk of Washington and Oregon’s carbon pollution comes from transportation. We've got (mostly) clean electricity—now let's electrify everything, including cars and trucks.

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Clean energy grows, makes fossil power less profitable

Worldwide electric car sales up 49 percent in first half of 2016, designers develop wearable solar cells, Canada to set a minimum national carbon price, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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US & China ratify Paris pact, Dakota oil protest heats up

Grid in the eastern US could accommodate 30% renewable power, ‘sunny day’ coastal flooding already commonplace, UN body drafts rules to limit airline emissions, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Cut climate pollution 40% by 2030? CA: “Yes, we will!”

Lummi bring totem pole to Sioux pipeline protest, sea-level rise may claim 1.9 million US homes by 2100, EV is to internal combustion as cell is to landline, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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Solar marks new low price, US gets first offshore wind

US finalizes fuel economy standards for big trucks, Louisiana floods made more likely by global warming, Washington rolls out smart grid pilot projects, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Solar power rates rattled, China’s coal use has peaked

New York passes 50% RPS and billion-dollar nuclear subsidy, Ford to test self-driving vehicles on MIT campus, Sierra Club to retire 53-million-ton coal deposit, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Hawaii nixes power merger, rejecting BC’s LNG exports

World nears pact to phase out climate- destabilizing refrigerants, US offers $4.5 billion in loan guarantees for EV charging, 18 GW of pumped hydro storage in pipeline, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

ODOT Solar Highway Installation

The Awesome Economics of Solar Energy Growth

Costs are down, installations are up, and solar is now a competitive source of electricity. If history is a guide, we can look forward to solar power costing no more than fossil fuel powerwithout subsidiesby the end of this decade.

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