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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.

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Brown seeks to broaden California's clean-energy reach in the West

Published: 
Mon, 08/31/2015 (All day)

Gov. Jerry Brown is working on an ambitious plan for transmitting electricity across state lines and bolstering California's role in the region, according to energy officials.

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A Big Energy Company Wants You to Go Green by Playing a Smartphone Game

Published: 
Wed, 08/26/2015 (All day)

One of the more popular mobile video games these days has nothing to with honing your war craft, committing grand theft auto, or crushing candy.

It’s about green power. And it was made by a giant energy company.

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Study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Published: 
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:13am
Category: 
Energy

Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.

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Solar Panel Acreage Needed to Power the Entire Planet: 158 mi x 158 mi

Published: 
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 2:41pm
Category: 
Energy

The three squares on the map, below, represent how much solar panel acreage would be needed to power Germany (marked "D"), Europe (marked "EU"), and the entire planet (marked "Welt"):