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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Montana coal plant Colstrip will close two units by 2022

Canada to enact national carbon price this year, Pacific island nations draft treaty to end fossil fuel extraction, Nevadans will vote whether to restore net metering, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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CA meets solar goal early, India signs for 1 GW of PVs

100-MW battery outcompetes a natural-gas peaker plant in LA, Germany replaces feed-in tariffs with clean power auction, Chinese automaker unveils solar car, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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North American grid to be 50% carbon-free by 2025

Solar prices fall 8 percent in first half of 2016, Oakland rejects coal export proposal, California plans for a future without baseload power plants, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Brexit rattles climate plans, CA to close its last reactors

Union Pacific track maintenance blamed for oil-train derailment, VW will pay nearly $15 billion to settle US claims in emissions deceit scandal, rooftop solar spreads in Africa, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Solar costs falling, oil prices climbing, mercury soaring

VW announces major move into EVs, Sweden to keep nuclear plants open ’til 2040s, first mammalian species succumbs to global warming, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Cheap renewables will stem gas boom, says new report

US and India agree to quicker phase-out of HFCs, SF Bay Area voters pass adaptation tax, ConEd to deploy ‘virtual power plant’ of batteries and solar panels in Brooklyn, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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Renewable energy employs over 8 million worldwide

SEIU votes to make climate action a priority, California tests zero-net-energy homes, Australian coal CEOs defect to solar and energy efficiency, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Coal power continues slide, solar loans replace leases

Coal supplies under a quarter of US electricity in March, electric bus company boasts a $100 million order book, Germany diverts excess power to district heating, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Portugal’s grid goes four days without fossil fuels

Bernie Sanders names Bill McKibben to Democratic platform committee, cows treated to belch less methane, climate refugees leave California for the Northwest, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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EPA issues methane rules, global heat spirals upward

Oil companies give up Arctic drilling leases, Ontario considers far-reaching climate plan, analysts plumb the factors behind Dubai’s 3-cent-per-kwh solar bid, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.