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Democrats unveil Green New Deal with support from at least 5 presidential hopefuls

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Sun, 02/10/2019 - 4:31pm

Democrats launched a sweeping plan Thursday to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy, signaling its likely elevation as a central campaign issue in 2020 despite President Donald Trump's failure to mention climate change in his State of the Union address.

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Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy

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Mon, 01/28/2019 - 11:08am

Germany, one of the world’s biggest consumers of coal, will shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years to meet its international commitments in the fight against climate change, a government commission said Saturday.

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Frayed Wires: As California enters a brave new energy world, can it keep the lights on?

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Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:39pm

Gretchen Bakke thinks a lot about power—the kind that sizzles through a complex grid of electrical stations, poles, lines and transformers, keeping the lights on for tens of millions of Californians who mostly take it for granted.

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California set a goal of 100% clean energy, and now other states may follow its lead

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Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:39pm

It’s been less than four months since California committed to getting all of its electricity from climate-friendly sources by 2045. But the idea is already catching on in other states.

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Starting in 2020, all new homes in California must come with solar panels. Builders are getting ready

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Sun, 12/16/2018 - 3:39pm

When Irvine-based City Ventures started sticking solar panels on all of its homes six years ago, the builder emerged as a front-runner in the race toward energy-efficient home building. Soon it will be joined on the track by every developer in California.