clean energy

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California, catch the next big energy wave

Published: 
Mon, 07/15/2013 - 8:43am
Category: 
Energy

The first U.S. offshore wind turbine hooked into the U.S. power grid in June, but not in the "green" state of California.

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Tax Programs to Finance Clean Energy Catch On

Published: 
Sat, 06/22/2013 - 4:50pm
Category: 
Energy

Over the years, as Rick Murphy helped expand his family’s auto business in Edina, Minn., outside Minneapolis, he wanted to install solar panels to cut the electricity bills, but the upfront cost was too high.

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Can Wind, Water and Sunlight Power New York by 2050?

Published: 
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 9:23am
Category: 
Energy

A group of scientists and energy analysts has laid out a path under which New York State could, in theory, eliminate its use of fossil fuels and nuclear power — including for transportation — by 2050. 

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Mr. President: 5 Ways to Salvage Your Environmental Legacy (and Our Future)

Published: 
Wed, 11/07/2012 (All day)

Few things distract our nation like the selection of its leader. But while we were obsessing over polls, swing states and Paul Ryan's workout photos, the calculus that determines the future of life on Earth only got grimmer.

The climate crisis is deepening, rare plants and animals are vanishing at an accelerating clip, and politicians -- well supported by the polluter class -- are freshly emboldened to chip away at laws that protect our water, air, environment and wildlife.

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Aid Groups Push for Clean Energy

Published: 
Mon, 10/08/2012 (All day)

BARCELONA—When Samantha Smith started working for the World Wildlife Fund more than a decade ago, she was stationed in the Arctic, where her work focused on the species she was trying to protect in that habitat.

‘‘I had my encounters with polar bears,’’ she said.