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‘World’s most ambitious target’ to go 100% renewables just passed the California Senate

California took a major step in ditching fossil fuels after the state Senate passed a bill that aims for 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The legislation, Senate Bill 100, was approved with a 25-13 vote. “Today, we passed the

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Philippine islands can save $200 million with renewables

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published a report outlining how small islands in the Philippines can effectively replace outdated, diesel-fuel electricity-generation systems with solar- and wind-powered grids. The report — “Electricity-Sector Opportunity in the Philippines – The

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We need to stop fossil fuels

The science is settled. No new pipelines, no new permits, no new exploration, no more excuses. We call on world leaders to end all new fossil fuel development and immediately begin to support the managed decline of the fossil fuel

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Better energy, greater prosperity

New report outlines opportunity to halve global carbon emissions by 2040 – but governments, investors and businesses must act now to accelerate energy transitions. The Energy Transitions Commission’s flagship report, launched on 25 April 2017, sets out achievable pathways to

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Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China

The amount of solar power added worldwide soared by some 50% last year because of a sun rush in the US and China, new figures show. New solar photovoltaic capacity installed in 2016 reached more than 76 gigawatts, a dramatic

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7,000 railways stations in India to go solar

Almost every railway station in India will soon be fed with solar power if the plans announced in India’s latest union budget are implemented. The Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that the 7,000 railway stations across the country will

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How Denmark’s Samsø island switched to zero carbon

Anyone doubting the potential of renewable energy need look no further than the Danish island of Samsø. The 4,000-inhabitant island nestled in the Kattegat Sea has been energy-positive for the past decade, producing more energy from wind and biomass than

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Big Australian banks invest $7bn more in fossil fuels than renewables

Australia’s big four banks invested three times as much in global fossil fuels as they did in clean energy in 2016, despite pledging to help Australia transition to a low carbon economy. The banks provided a combined $10bn to projects

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New York enjoys nearly 800 percent growth in solar

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that state-supported solar power in New York increased nearly 800 percent from December 2011 to December 2016, following nearly $1.5 billion in private investment. Solar growth is critical to the Governor’s Clean

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Denmark generated enough wind energy to power all its electricity needs on wednesday

The country of Denmark generated enough wind energy on Wednesday to power the entire country’s electricity needs, according to new figures from Europe’s wind energy trade body, WindEurope. According to WindEurope, Denmark generated a total of 70 gigawatt-hours (GWh) from

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