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Hundreds urge Sunshine State to ban fracking, support solar

Hundreds of Floridians gathered to urge elected officials to pass a fracking ban, commit to increasing renewable energy sources and protect our waterways. “Banning fracking in Florida is one of the best things we can do to protect our treasured

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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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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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Solar employs more workers than coal, oil and natural gas combined

U.S. solar employs more workers than any other energy industry, including coal, oil and natural gas combined, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report. 6.4 million Americans now work in the traditional energy

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Trump gives green light to Keystone, Dakota access pipelines

President Trump gave the go-ahead for construction of two controversial oil pipelines, the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access. As he signed the paperwork in an Oval Office photo op, Trump said his administration is “going to renegotiate some of

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Petroleum giant abandons tar sands in favor of wind power

30In a startling move, Norwegian state-owned oil and gas company Statoil recently pulled all its investments out of the Alberta tar sands after winning a contract to develop an offshore wind farm in U.S. waters. CleanTechnica reports the company began

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Donald Trump Inauguration: a day of ceremony, protests and celebration

President Trump’s era on the government web began almost immediately with the wiping out of Obama-era initiatives and a new brand of policy pronouncement. But two sides can play that game. As Mr. Trump dined with dignitaries and members of

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Trump’s White House deletes all reference to climate change

Donald Trump’s new administration deleted swathes of Barack Obama’s pet policies from the White House website upon taking office. Deleted from the website were the phrases ‘LGBT’ rights and ‘climate change.’ A page in the issues section promoted an ‘America

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Obama: renewable energy revolution is ‘irreversible’, will outlast Trump

Barack Obama, outgoing president of the U.S., has stepped directly into the climate debate. He believes that the U.S. is on the way to a “clean energy” world and he delivers four reasons why he thinks the shift is now

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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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