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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...
January 15, 2016 Global mercury emissions down 30 percent as coal use drops: USGSSource: Reuters
Global emissions of mercury from manmade sources fell 30 percent from 1990 to 2010, in part from decreasing use of coal, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported on Wednesday
January 15, 2016 Why clean energy is now expanding even when fossil fuels are cheapSource: Washington Post
In a new analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds that 2015 was a record year for global investment in the clean energy space, with $ 329 billion invested in wind, solar panels, biomass plants and more around the world. (The...
Source: The Guardian
UK environment ministers will be taken to court within weeks to make them speed up plans to reduce dangerous urban air pollution.
January 14, 2016 Mideast Desert Sands Could Store Solar EnergySource: Discovery News
CSP plants utilize arrays of mirrors to focus the sun’s energy to a central storage tower. As needed, the energy then is used to heat water into steam and turn turbines to generate electricity.
Source: The Guardian
The US solar industry now employs more workers than oil and gas, a new report from the Solar Foundation claims, with most of the jobs in power panel installation.
January 12, 2016 Beijing to shut 2,500 firms this year to fight pollutionSource: Reuters Sustainability
Beijing will close 2,500 small polluting firms this year in its latest effort to combat pollution, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday, citing the municipal government.
January 12, 2016 Welcome back to REAL lightbulbs?: Lights banned by the EU could make a comeback after breakthrough that means they use less energySource: Daily Mail
Old-fashioned light bulbs banned by the EU could make a comeback thanks to a technological breakthrough that makes them use less energy.
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