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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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America’s first offshore wind farm is now powering 17,000 homes

The United States is dotted with wind farms, generating clean energy to offset fossil fuel dependence, but until now, all of America’s wind energy has been produced on land. On December 12, Rhode Island’s Block Island Windfarm went online, marking

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Creating the post-coal economy in Appalachia

In the heart of Appalachia, in places like West Virginia and eastern Kentucky, life has long been built around coal, figuratively and literally. In the early 20th century, coal companies founded towns in the rugged and steep interiors of West

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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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