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How SunEdison went from Wall Street star to bankruptcy 4.5.2016 LA Times: Business

Thousands of SunEdison Inc. employees and customers packed the House of Blues at Disneyland on a Wednesday night last September.

The big developer of renewable energy projects had set aside the last night of the largest solar trade show in North America to unveil a new brand campaign and colorful...

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Behind the collapse of SunEdison, a solar supernova 4.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Thousands of SunEdison Inc. employees and customers packed the House of Blues at Disneyland on a Wednesday night last September.

The big developer of renewable energy projects had set aside the last night of the largest solar trade show in North America to unveil a new brand campaign and colorful...

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Idea of renewables powering UK is an 'appalling delusion' – David MacKay 3.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Country should focus on nuclear power and carbon capture technologies, former chief scientific adviser said in his final interview

The idea that renewable energy can power the UK is an “appalling delusion”, according to the final interview given by former chief scientific adviser, the late Professor Sir David MacKay.

The sensible energy and climate change plan for the UK, MacKay said, was for the country to focus on nuclear power and carbon capture storage technology, which traps the carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning. In that scenario, the amount of wind and solar the UK needed would be almost zero, he said.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Americans Waste Enough Food to End World Hunger, and More 3.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
In today's On the News segment: Americans waste enough food to end world hunger; in Florida, a new community is being designed to exist in harmony with the environment; air pollution affects more than just respiratory health; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here -- on the best of the rest of Science and Green News ... You need to know this ... While much of the mainstream media was focused on 2016 election cycle, Secretary of State John Kerry was making history with his granddaughter at the United Nations. Late last month, Secretary Kerry joined a gathering of the majority of the world's nations and signed on to the historic Paris climate accord. As of the end of April, more than 100 countries have officially signed on to the climate pact, but there is still much more work to be done to make the agreement official in the eyes of international law. To put the climate accord into force, at least 55 nations representing at least 55 percent of global carbon emissions must sign the pact and approve it ...
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Solar Airplane Lands In Phoenix After Flight From Silicon Valley 3.5.2016 NPR News
The 745-mile trip took nearly 16 hours — less time than expected, largely due to powerful tailwinds.
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Solar plane arrives in Arizona on latest leg of global trip 3.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — An airplane powered only by sunlight has arrived in a Phoenix suburb after completing the latest leg of its global trip. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed shortly before 9 p.m. PDT Monday at Phoenix Goodyear Airport after a 16-hour flight from Mountain View, California, south of San Francisco. It began […]
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Room for Debate: What's Holding Back Renewable Energy? 3.5.2016 NY Times: Editorials
The use of green resources have grown but recent bankruptcies in the industry raise questions about the future.
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Solar plane on global trip arrives in Arizona 3.5.2016 AP National
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- A solar-powered airplane landed in suburban Phoenix Monday night after a daylong flight from California - the latest leg in its around the world journey using only energy from the sun....
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Spain's left must unite to steer country on road to recovery 3.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
In December voters asked for a coalition, but have been ignored despite the need for cross-party deals to tackle Spain’s problems In his restaurant overlooking the Med at Mataró, a few miles north of Barcelona, Ricard Jornet declares himself an insumiso, a rebel who refuses to obey government demands to pay a so-called “tax on sunshine” for an award-winning solar power installation that allows his business to function almost exclusively off sunlight. The anti-ecological tax on self-produced electricity was pushed through by the conservative People’s party (PP) government of Mariano Rajoy a few weeks before elections in December. “I think they did it deliberately to protect the electricity companies, knowing that it would hold up the installation of solar power in Spain for another few years,” says Jornet, who is just one of many rebelling against the new law. “We are not going to ...
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The Latest: Solar plane lands in suburban Phoenix 3.5.2016 AP Top News
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- The Latest on the flight of a solar-powered airplane from California to Arizona in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe (all times local):...
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Science Says This Centuries-Old Discovery Will Save the Planet 2.5.2016 Mother Jones
The United States leads the world in the number of electric vehicles on the road, but the count is still tiny: about 350,000 . That's less than 1 percent of all passenger cars and trucks in the country. Recent market research suggests that number will climb steadily over the next several decades. But will it climb fast enough? When it comes to fighting climate change, that could turn out to be one of the most important questions of the next few years. On April 22, world leaders gathered in New York City to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change, in which they vowed to keep global temperature rise to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, a limit the world is already more than halfway toward exceeding. Meanwhile, energy experts have begun to map out the fine-grain details of what meeting that goal would actually require. And it's becoming increasingly clear that electric vehicles have a indispensable role to play.  It turns out that one of the most ...
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Solar plane prepares to leave California for Arizona 2.5.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane is preparing to leave California for Arizona to continue its journey around the world. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 will take off from Mountain View before dawn Monday for what should be a 16-hour flight to Phoenix. Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg will be at the helm of […]
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The Latest: Warren Buffett says avoid envy in investing 30.4.2016 AP Business
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The Latest on Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting. Tens of thousands of people will fill an arena to listen to CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger talk business for more than five hours (all times local):...
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Essential California: Ambitious solar project coming to L.A. 30.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It is Saturday, April 30. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:

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Discriminatory sting: A Los Angeles Superior Court judge invalidated the arrest of a Long Beach man picked up for lewd conduct and indecent exposure while also criticizing the Long Beach Police...

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Dixie State University stadium changing name after $10 million gift 30.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
This fall, the Dixie State University Trailblazers will follow Brooks the Bison onto the field of Legend Solar Stadium. In addition to a new mascot and school identity announced earlier this month, University representatives said Friday that the school’s Hansen Stadium would be renovated and renamed following a $10 million donation by Legend Solar. The donation is the largest in Dixie’s history, allowing the school to move forward with planned updates to increase the stadium’s seating capacity... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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The plan: A rooftop solar project that can power 5,000 homes -- and 500 L.A. jobs 30.4.2016 LA Times: Business

A Los Angeles developer announced plans Friday to build the nation's largest rooftop solar array that supplies electricity directly into a city's power grid.

The project by developer PermaCity includes a 16.4-megawatt solar system -- enough to power 5,000 L.A. homes -- that the company will install...

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Paris agreement is a strong signal that 'we will solve climate crisis', Al Gore says 30.4.2016 Guardian: Environment
Leading environmental activist says cheaper renewable energy provides an opportunity to create a sustainable world economy – but we must do more Al Gore , former US vice-president, Nobel laureate and chairman of the Climate Reality Project , has led the global discussion about climate change for many years. His multi-award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth (2006) has been widely credited with changing the way world leaders and citizens think about the issue. Don Henry is public policy fellow in environmentalism at the University of Melbourne and is a former director of the Australian Conservation Foundation. He is a long-term collaborator with Gore. Their conversation was recorded for the Griffith ...
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L.A. developer to build nation's largest rooftop solar project that feeds a city grid 30.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A Los Angeles developer announced plans Friday to build the nation's largest rooftop solar array that supplies electricity directly into a city's power grid.

The project by developer PermaCity includes a 16.4-megawatt solar system -- enough to power 5,000 L.A. homes -- that the company will install...

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Venezuela’s Energy Crisis Is Proof Renewables Aren’t Enough for the US 29.4.2016 Wired Top Stories
Venezuela’s Energy Crisis Is Proof Renewables Aren’t Enough for the US
Scaling up America's reliance on renewable energy poses problems. What do you do when the sun isn't shining, the wind isn't blowing, or the water dries up? The post Venezuela's Energy Crisis Is Proof Renewables Aren't Enough for the US appeared first on WIRED.
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Will the Paris Climate Agreement Deliver? 29.4.2016 Truthout.com
The Paris Agreement A historic event took place on Earth Day 2016. It was a decisive moment for the planet. On Friday, April 22, around 60 heads of state gathered at the United Nations in New York for the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement. About 175 governments took the first step of signing onto the deal, and according to the White House at least 34 countries representing 49 percent of greenhouse gas emissions have formally ratified the Paris Agreement. It was "the largest ever single-day turnout for a signing ceremony," indicating "strong international commitment to deliver on the promises." I was at COP21 in Paris when negotiators finally agreed the Paris Agreement, the first legally binding global climate deal. The agreement is the culmination of 21 years of international negotiation and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process: a massive global political mobilization in response to the looming threat of catastrophic climate change. It scales up ambition from the ...
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