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Wind power records set in Scotland and India

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15 mentions2 weeks ago
Scottish wind turbines sent more than 1.2 million megawatt hours of electricity to the National Grid in March, according to new analysis of data from WeatherEnergy by WWF Scotland. In ...

Smart Policies Can Energize Offshore Wind Power in Southeast

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
This post was co-authored by Katie Southworth. While much of the rest of the country has reaped the tremendous benefits of wind power—the good jobs, the attractive energy prices, the ...

California got 50 percent of its electricity from solar power one day in March

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14 mentions6 days ago
Every so often we hear of countries around the world (ahem, Scotland) that are hitting major renewable energy milestones. Whether it be from solar power or wind power or a ...

NRDC: Trump’s Misguided Budget on Energy, Oceans, Climate and Environment

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Jake Thompson, [email protected], (202) 289-2387 Elizabeth Heyd, [email protected], (202) 289-2424 WASHINGTON– President Trump released his proposed 2018 federal budget today, and experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council ...

States Lead the Way Toward 100% Renewable Energy

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Lawmakers in California and Massachusetts have recently introduced bills that would require their respective states to get all of its electricity from renewable energy sources. California Senate leader Kevin de ...

California is getting so much power from solar that electricity prices are turning negative

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70 mentions1 week ago
The extraordinary success of solar power in some pockets of the world that combine sunshine with high investment in the technology mean that governments and energy companies are having radically ...

How an Indigenous renewable energy alliance aims to cut power costs and disadvantage

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6 mentions1 month ago
Like so many of the Indigenous communities dotted across the Australian continent, the remote communities in north-west New South Wales are struggling. “These are not happy places,” says the Euahlayi ...

The Most Unexplored Habitat on Earth Is Packed with Pollution

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2 mentions2 months ago
In Disney’s latest animated release, titular character Moana and a demigod named Maui dive to the bottom of the ocean to do battle with a giant, David Bowie–channeling crab in ...

This Small Island Nation Makes a Big Case For Protecting Our Oceans

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It stands to reason that if you protect the ocean, ecosystems will thrive. Now, scientists have hard data to back up that logical assumption, thanks to a sweeping study of ...

Renewable Energy Tax Credits Will Power Economic Growth

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2 mentions3 weeks ago
The clean energy industry is rapidly growing in America. Costs are going down, carbon emissions are being reduced, and new jobs are being created. This is in large part due ...

Tunisia bans disposable plastic shopping bags

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24 mentions3 weeks ago
In an effort to reduce plastic waste, shoppers will no longer be able to get single-use bags at supermarkets. If you happen to be shopping for groceries in Tunisia, you ...

Trump Can’t Stop This: Global Renewable Energy Booms

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7 mentions2 months ago
Welcome to our first international climate action update, where we take a moment each month to remember that Donald Trump is not the president of the world — and celebrate other countries’ ...

Solar jobs soar as Maryland prioritizes renewable energy

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Matt McDonough and his crew rolled up to the Brookly Park home around 8 a.m., unloaded their ladders, harnesses and tools, and got to work tiling another roof with solar ...

The UN has declared war on ocean plastic pollution

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4 mentions2 months ago
The Clean Seas campaign was launched last week, aimed at eliminating major sources of marine plastic and changing shopping habits. The United Nations has declared war on plastic. In an ...

The Real Lowdown: The Trump and Congressional Republican Assault on Our Environment, Vol. 4

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6 mentions1 month ago
That warning rang true the day after, on March 16, when President Trump released his 2018 budget proposal. The Washington Post front page was covered in red ink showing Trump’s ...

Noise Pollution Forces Whales and Dolphins From Their Homes

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By Jason Bittel Waves lap at motionless heaps of blubber and fins and the sun bears down on chapped skin. Gulls start to, well, do what gulls do. This heartbreaking ...