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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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Every University wants to be seen to be ‘acting green’, but how many are sincerely willing to put in the work?

As the global climate justice movement continues to grow and grow with an increasingly exciting energy, it manifests at its loudest, most colourful, creative, and radical on university campuses across the UK and the world. With a fresh wave of

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World’s largest solar project would generate electricity 24 hours a day, power 1 million U.S. homes

The race to build the world’s largest solar power plant is heating up. California-based energy company SolarReserve announced plans for a massive concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Nevada that claims to be the largest of its kind once built.

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The U.S. government just made its biggest clean energy purchase ever

In Maricopa County, Ariz., the U.S. government will hit a clean energy milestone: what officials are calling the largest procurement ever of renewable energy by the federal government, in this case from a desert solar array. The new 150-megawatt, or

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This Florida town wants to become the most sustainable community in America

When Florida real estate developer Syd Kitson began conceptualizing Babcock Ranch, a planned community located some 20 minutes from Florida’s Fort Myers in 2006, he had a singular goal in mind: prove that a new development could exist in harmony

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Breakthrough as US and China agree to ratify Paris climate deal

The United States and China, the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, have announced they will formally ratify the Paris climate change agreement in a move campaigners immediately hailed as a significant advance in the battle against global warming. Speaking

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San Francisco is requiring solar panels on all new buildings. But here’s a much greener idea

One of the greenest, most environmentally friendly moves that big cities like New York or San Francisco or Chicago can make is to increase housing density and allow more people to live in them. And yet, bizarrely, few people seem

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Trump, Clinton, Sanders lay out energy policy visions as renewables hit global high

The Obama administration is set to announce the 2nd of June a new batch of companies – primarily in the information technology sector – that will pledge to be more energy efficient and procure more renewable energy. The announcement, tied

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