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Nothing Can Compete with Renewable Energy, Says Top Climate Scientist

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Catastrophic global warming can be avoided with a deal at a crunch UN climate change summit in Paris this December because “ultimately nothing can compete with renewables”, according to one of the world’s most influential climate scientists.

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World’s Largest Floating Windfarm Gets Green Light in Scotland

The Scottish government has granted consent for the world’s largest floating offshore windfarm to be developed off the coast of Peterhead, capable of powering 20,000 homes.

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Morocco Poised to Become a Solar Superpower With Launch of Desert Mega-Project

World’s largest concentrated solar power plant, powered by the Saharan sun, set to help renewables provide almost half of Morocco’s energy by 2020.

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Obama’s Clean Power Plan Hailed as US’s Strongest Ever Climate Action

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Hundreds of businesses have issued their support for Barack Obama’s clean power plan, billed as the strongest action ever on climate change by a US president. The rules, announced on Monday, are designed to cut emissions from power plants and have been strengthened in terms of the long-term ambition

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Scientists Using Sunlight to Make Liquid Fuel

Harvard professor Daniel Nocera, came up with a way to harness sunlight with silicon to split water into oxygen and hydrogen. From there, it was theorized, it was just a step further to create hydrogen fuel cells.

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A Caribbean Island Embraces 100% Renewable Electricity, Giving Up Diesel

Bonaire (pop. 14,500), a small island off the coast of Venezuela, is famous for its beautiful marine reefs, which are visited by 70,000 tourists every year. What many of the tourists don’t realize is that the majority of the electricity powering their needs comes from renewable energy.

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Could Global Tide Be Starting To Turn Against Fossil Fuels?

From an oil chill in the financial world to the recent U.S.-China agreement on climate change, recent developments are raising a question that might once have been considered unthinkable: Could this be the beginning of a long, steady decline for the oil and coal industries?

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The Economic Case Against Keystone

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It’s been well established that the Keystone XL pipeline presents unacceptable risks to the planet. But approval of Keystone also presents a lesser-known risk: to America’s economic future.

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Wave Energy Integration Costs Should Compare Favorably to Other Energy Sources

A new analysis suggests that large-scale wave energy systems developed in the Pacific Northwest should be comparatively steady, dependable and able to be integrated into the overall energy grid at lower costs than some other forms of alternative energy, including wind power.

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