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Only Renewable Energy Revolution Can Reverse Runaway Climate Change

Published: 
Tue, 03/22/2016 (All day)

The recent United Nations Climate Summit’s (COP21) stated intention to keep planetary warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius was giddy-making news. While we are not out of the woods yet, there just might be a way.

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California's first offshore wind farm proposed near Hearst Castle

Published: 
Tue, 11/10/2015 (All day)

This sleepy coastal town of 10,000 people along California's Central Coast is known for its fishing fleet, nearby Hearst Castle and Morro Rock, a craggy 581-foot-tall monolith that dominates the views to the ocean.

But a few years from now, Morro Bay may be known for something else: a huge offshore wind farm.

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State solar users would lose savings if proposal is OKd; SolarCity describes 'catastrophic' future

Published: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 (All day)

Tired of growing electricity bills, Miguel Espinoza decided to turn to the sun, rather than the grid, for power.

The Inglewood resident signed in March with solar leasing giant SolarCity to fix his electric bills at $130 a month — down from the $250 to $300 he had been paying.

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The Sunniest Climate-Change Story You Ever Read

Published: 
Thu, 09/10/2015 (All day)

Here on planet Earth, things could be going better. The rise in atmospheric temperatures from greenhouse gases poses the most dire threat to humanity, measured on a scale of potential suffering, since Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany launched near-simultaneous wars of conquest. And the problem has turned out to be much harder to solve.

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The Chart That Shows Why the Solar-Powered Future Has Arrived

Published: 
Thu, 09/03/2015 (All day)

More than one record was broken in June. Scarily, it was the hottest month on record as global temperatures continue to rise thanks to climate change. More happily, United States solar power plants in June smashed the record for generating carbon-free electricity from the sun, another sign that renewable energy is increasingly becoming competitive with fossil fuels.