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South Pacific island ditches fossil fuels to run entirely on solar power

Ta’u island in American Samoa will rely on solar panels and Tesla batteries as it does away with diesel generators by Eleanor Ainge Roy for The Guardian A remote tropical island has catapulted [...]

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Nearly 50 countries vow to use 100% renewable energy by 2050

The signatories are countries who are disproportionately affected by global warming such as Ethiopia and the Maldives by Matt Payton for Independent Nearly 50 countries vulnerable to climate [...]

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Climate Bright Spot: India’s Growing Solar Market

by Anjali Jaiswal for NRDC With the Paris Agreement now in force, world leaders signaled overwhelming support for strong action, as the climate talks come to a close in Morocco. Even though the [...]

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Tesla’s Future in Trump’s World

Elon Musk is up against a starkly different agenda, but the energy transition he invigorated can’t be stopped. By Tom Randall for Bloomberg What will Donald Trump actually do? It’s a question [...]

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Trump Rode a Wave of Economic Angst. Will He Harness America’s Greatest Economic Opportunity?

Trump’s campaign stoked fears about economic change. His energy policy could deliver a trillion-dollar payoff for America—if only he’d recognize the positive changes sweeping the sector. by [...]

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Canadian Government Makes 100% Renewables Commitment

by Joseph Bebon for Solar Industry  The Canadian federal government has committed to powering all of its buildings and operations using renewable energy sources by 2025. The goal is in support of [...]

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Solar panels surpass coal-fired electricity in previously ‘unthinkable’ feat

For six months until September, more electricity came from sunlight than coal-fired power stations From The Independent Solar panels generated more electricity than coal in the past six months in [...]

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Solar Means Business 2016

From SEIA The top corporate solar users in the United States have now installed more than 1 gigawatt (GW) of solar capacity, enough to power 193,000 homes. These Fortune 500 companies have [...]

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Wal-Mart Leads the Nation in Corporate Solar Deployments. What Will It Do With Storage?

The big-box giant mulls its next move in distributed energy. by Julian Spector for Greentech Media The leading corporate adopter of solar doesn’t hail from California, as might be expected, [...]

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City turning landfill site into solar energy field

by Kevin D. Thompson Palm Beach Post Staff Writer For about 30 years, the old 63-acre landfill off Washington Avenue, just a few blocks west of South Dixie Highway on the south end of Lake Worth, [...]