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Saving lives and money: the potential of solar to replace coal

By swapping solar photovoltaics for coal, the US could prevent 51,999 premature deaths a year, potentially making as much as $2.5 million for each life saved. In a new study published in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, a team from

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Climatologists deny existence Donald Trump

Well over 500 climatologists, geologists and various scientific experts congregated in Paris for a special summit last week, entirely devoted to debating the existence of Donald Trump, the alleged 45th President of the United States. Even though the political phenomenon

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Three Mile Island nuke plant closure strengthens call for renewable energy future

The announcement that the Three Mile Island Unit One nuclear plant will close unless it gets massive subsidies has vastly strengthened the case for a totally renewable energy future. That future is rising in Buffalo, and comes in the form

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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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Turning Trump’s border wall into a solar plant is probably a bad idea

President Donald Trump suggested to House and Senate Republican leaders this week that solar panels be installed on his proposed U.S.-Mexican border wall. Under his proposal, electricity generated by the panels could be sold into the grid, and the proceeds

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The Dakota Access Pipeline is leaking, even before opening

“We told you so”. It’s not a nice thing to say but in the case of the Dakota Access pipeline is right. The pipeline, firmly supported by US President Donald Trump, has already leaked 300 litres of crude oil, despite

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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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