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Trump Administration offers 77 million acres in Gulf of Mexico to oil industry

The Trump administration is holding the biggest offshore oil and gas lease auction in U.S. history, offering all 77 million acres of unleased, available federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. The sale comes as administration officials seek to rescind

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U.S. moves up to second most attractive renewables market after China

The United States moved up to second place in a ranking of the most attractive countries for renewables investment, after China, a report by UK accountancy firm Ernst & Young. In an annual ranking of the top 40 renewable energy

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New York will invest $1.5 billion in renewable energy projects

New York will be investing nearly $1.5 billion into a variety of renewable energy projects over the next five years. State governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement alongside former vice president Al Gore. 26 large-scale projects will help get New

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New 30% U.S. tax on solar cells threatens jobs

After U.S. President Trump chose to impose a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and panels, Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) issued a statement saying that “while tariffs in this case

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The Navajo Nation first solar farm is a great success

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) and its subsidiary NTUA Generation, Inc., signed an agreement that will expand the Kayenta Solar generation facility located just outside Kayenta, Ariz. The second solar farm will be called Kayenta II. The second solar

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Trump’s coal job push stumbles in most states

President Donald Trump’s effort to put coal miners back to work stumbled in most coal producing states last year, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters. Trump made reviving

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Wind power blows past coal in Texas

Wind power, by one important measure, surpassed coal last November to become the second-largest electricity source in Texas, yet another milestone in the state’s march toward greater reliance on renewable energy. When a 155-megawatt wind farm in West Texas began

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Trump-appointed regulators reject plan to rescue coal and nuclear plants

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously rejected a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would have propped up nuclear and coal power plants struggling in competitive electricity markets. The independent five-member commission includes four people appointed by President Trump,

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Trump’s first major trade fight with China could be over solar panels

With President Trump vowing to get tougher on trade, troubled American makers of everything from steel tubing and aluminum foil to washing machines have lined up to ask Washington for protection from foreign rivals. But Mr. Trump’s first big international

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Why there are twice as many solar jobs as coal jobs

The past decade has seen a revolution in residential solar systems. Cheap panels and creative financing options have led to a massive increase in solar installations– and that increase is driving an employment boom. At the same time, the coal

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