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February 4, 2016 NYC mayor wants to boost solar power capacity five-foldSource: Washington Post
NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to increase the solar power capacity of city-owned buildings five-fold from what it is now, mayoral aides said Wednesday.
February 3, 2016 Landmark Deal Protects Over 9 Million Acres Of Canadian Rain ForestSource: NPR
A landmark deal 10 years in the making will protect 9.1 millions acres of Canadian rain forest on the Pacific Coast of British Columbia.
The California Air Resources Board and Environmental Protection Agency said late on Tuesday that Volkswagen AG submitted a plan to fix 80,000 recalled 3.0 liter diesel SUVs and cars that emit up to nine times legally allowable...
February 3, 2016 After climate summit, this year’s green bond issuance could exceed $50 billion – Moody’sSource: Reuters
LONDON, The global agreement reached at the climate summit in Paris could prompt the amount of bonds this year issued to finance low-carbon projects to exceed $50 billion, Moody’s Investor Service said on Tuesday
January 29, 2016 Copenhagen set to divest from fossil fuelsSource: The Guardian
The mayor of Denmark’s capital launches a push to withdraw the city’s £700m investment fund out of coal, oil and gas holdings
January 29, 2016 India agrees to modify solar programme to allay US concerns
Live Mint - AFP India has agreed to modify its solar power programme and sent a proposal to the US in a bid to strike a bilateral deal ahead of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) final ruling on their dispute on Friday. India...
January 28, 2016 The Best Eco-Friendly Cars Of 2015
Earth 911 - The Union of Concerned Scientists, an environmental group comprised of scientists, ranked Hyundai-Kia as the greenest car manufacturer in the world. Its study found that Hyundai-Kia produced â??15 percent less...
January 28, 2016 California to make major choice on support for rooftop solarSource: Reuters
California, which boasts more than half of the households with solar panels in the United States, will decide on Thursday whether to stick with a policy that has allowed rooftop systems producing electricity to flourish or to...
January 21, 2016 What Falling Oil Prices Mean for the Future of Clean Energy
Mother Jones - "Oil is largely transportation fuel, and renewables are largely electricity sources that provide power," Brian Warshay, an analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, told The Huffington Post in August. "They're not...
January 20, 2016 Backlash In Vermont Over Green Energy Aesthetics - text/audioSource: Here and Now -WBUR
Vermont is known as one of the most environmentally-conscious states in the country. In 2014, the state generated more than 25 percent of its electricity from renewable energy resources, a number it hopes to grow to 75 percent by...
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