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Mega Wind Farm Connected With Artificial Islands 'Technically and Economically Feasible,' European Energy Firm Says 18.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Each of the artificial islands would generate enough energy to power around 12 million homes, according to an international consortium.
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Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel 16.7.2019 LA Times: Business

L.A. will build a gas-fired power plant in Utah, even as Mayor Eric Garcetti touts a "Green New Deal" to fight climate change.

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Clean Energy Deal Tracker: New models, players shape blockbuster quarter 11.7.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The record second quarter of 2019 saw deals inked to add over 2.8 gigawatts of capacity and 490-gigawatt hours (GWh) annually to corporate energy portfolios.
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House Committee Moves Three Bills Supporting Clean Energy Technology R&D 10.7.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
House Committee Moves Three Bills Supporting Clean Energy Technology R&D
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Alternative energy efforts in Mexico slow as Lopez Obrador prioritizes oil 10.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

With its windy valleys and wide swaths of desert, Mexico has some of the best natural terrain to produce wind and solar energy. And, in recent years, the country has attracted alternative energy investors from across the globe.

But the market has taken a step back under Mexico’s new president,...

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Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin Have the Same Problem with Wind Power: 'How Many Birds Die?'' 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Is anyone thinking about the birds?" Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Tuesday. Well, we know for a fact that President Donald Trump is.
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Salesforce, Microsoft, Apple push Virginia utility to use more renewables, less gas 9.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
Ten data center operators argue that solar-plus-storage is cheaper and cleaner than gas-fired peaker plants.
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Natural Gas Beat Coal in the US. Will Renewables and Storage Soon Beat Natural Gas? 8.7.2019 WRI Stories
Natural Gas Beat Coal in the US. Will Renewables and Storage Soon Beat Natural Gas? Comments|Add Comment|PrintWind turbines north of Corpus Christi, Texas. Flickr/Drew Kolb In April 2019, in the heart of coal country, Indiana regulators rejected a proposal by its electric and gas utility, Vectren, to replace baseload coal plants with a new $900 million, 850 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant. Regulators were concerned that with the dramatic decline in the cost of renewable energy,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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America's Problems with Renewable Energy Can Be Solved by Building Way More Solar and Wind than We Need | Opinion 27.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The idea of discarding available wind or solar output is anathema, imposed on power producers when production from these sources exceeds what the grid can accept.
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Bipartisan Bill Provides Needed Support to Offshore Wind 26.6.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Bipartisan Bill Provides Needed Support to Offshore Wind
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Four U.S. states scoring under-the-radar clean energy wins 12.6.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
And they're not the only ones advancing renewables in creative ways this year.
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Fire weather arrives in L.A. as firefighters battle blaze in Yolo County 10.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Firefighters battling a fire in Yolo County are also struggling with the hot, dry conditions that have begun their inevitable creep up throughout California.

Winds and temperatures in the 90s drove the Sand fire Saturday afternoon, prompting the mandatory evacuation of 125 residents along County...

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California has too much solar power. That might be good for ratepayers 5.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California set two renewable energy records last week: the most solar power ever flowing on the state’s main electric grid, and the most solar power ever taken offline because it wasn’t needed.

There’s no contradiction: As California utilities buy more and more solar power as part of the state’s...

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Glenwood Springs joins Aspen as only Colorado cities completely powered by renewable energy 4.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Glenwood Springs on Colorado's Western Slope last week became the seventh U.S. city -- and the second in the state -- to be 100 percent powered by renewable energy.
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A radical idea to get a high-renewable electric grid: Build way more solar and wind than needed 30.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
Solar and wind are renewable yet variable resources. New research shows that using them for the energy transition is not only possible, it's also affordable.
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Placing power lines underground is an expensive way to reduce fire danger 25.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The worst fire in California history took off at a spot notorious for its intense winds.

The gusts — some topping 100 mph — blow down the Feather River Canyon each fall. They push into the town of Paradise with force, powered by high-pressure air parked over the Great Basin that moves through this...

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An abandoned mine near Joshua Tree could host a massive hydropower project 22.5.2019 LA Times: Business

An abandoned iron mine on the doorstep of Joshua Tree National Park could be repurposed as a massive hydroelectric power plant under a bill with bipartisan support in the state Legislature.

Senate Bill 772, which was approved by a panel of lawmakers last week with no dissenting votes, would require...

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4 US States Scoring Under-the-Radar Clean Energy Wins 21.5.2019 WRI Stories
4 US States Scoring Under-the-Radar Clean Energy Wins Comments|Add Comment|PrintRooftop solar panels on a house in South Carolina. Photo by William Banton/U.S. Air Force. In the United States, the falling cost of renewable energy means the economic case for investing in renewables is stronger than ever before. Across the country, from South Carolina to Nevada, states are taking new measures to harness wind and solar power. Since January, more than 10 state legislatures have enacted policies... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Gusty winds causing power outages in Duluth 19.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Northeast winds gusting to as high as 60 mph near Lake Superior on Sunday morning have caused some power outages in the Duluth area.
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North Dakota's new boom: wind energy 16.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"Wind energy means jobs, and these are really good jobs," says one industry leader.
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