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How the US generates electricity

The US electricity system is often described as the world’s largest machine. It is also incredibly diverse, reflecting the policy preferences, needs and available natural resources of each state. Carbon Brief has plotted the nation’s power stations in an interactive

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Renewable energy use in Europe, America and the world

The current climate crisis is one of the gravest dangers to our planet as we know it. Sea levels are rising higher and higher each year. Temperatures are hotter than ever before. Glaciers have shrunk to record levels. For our

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The reality of global warming over 100 years

Data showing spikes in hot and cold temperatures since the start of the last century show how the planet is warming up. Antti Lipponen, a researcher at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, has compiled weather statistics between 1900 and 2016 and

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Personal choices to reduce our contribution to climate change

Researchers in Sweden examined the possible steps that people can take to help tackle the climate crisis. Although a lot of resulting news coverage focused on the most effective action (having one fewer kid), the real takeaway is that individual

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Wind power capacity in the world

Wind power is present today in more than 90 countries. There are now 29 countries with more than 1,000 MW installed and 9 countries with more than 10,000 MW installed. This interactive infographic shows the cumulative installed wind power capacity

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9.8 million people now have renewable energy jobs

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at Irena’s 13th Council meeting,

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Eight reasons electric vehicles are the future of transportation

Auto Loan Solutions has analyzed the most recent EV data, which predicts the future impact of EVs on the transportation industry in their infographic “8 Reasons EVs are the future of transportation.” This infographic will command the attention of even

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How Trump can influence climate change

During the presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump said he would take the United States out of the Paris agreement and get rid of the Clean Power Plan. A Trump administration may decide to move against efforts undertaken by the Obama

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What Americans actually think about energy and the climate

There is a wealth of information to be explored in the modern era, and there’s no shortage of new ideas or contrary viewpoints to be discovered. With all of this information right at our fingertips, it is assumed that many

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The alternative energy sources of the future

Despite the hype around the progress of renewable energy, solar and wind have only made a tiny dent in the energy mix thus far. The good news is that costs are coming down and many people are starting to adopt

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