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25 Jul 2016

Sticker Shock: The Soaring Costs Of Germany’s Nuclear Shutdown

by JOEL STONINGTON
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 2011 decision to rapidly phase out the country’s 17 nuclear power reactors has left the government and utilities with a massive problem: How to clean up and store large amounts of nuclear waste and other radioactive material. READ MORE

29 Jun 2016

Floating Solar: A Win-Win for Drought-Stricken Lakes in U.S.

by PHILIP WARBURG
Floating solar panel arrays are increasingly being deployed in places as diverse as Brazil and Japan. One prime spot for these “floatovoltaic” projects could be the sunbaked U.S. Southwest, where they could produce clean energy and prevent evaporation in major man-made reservoirs. READ MORE

16 Jun 2016

What Would a Global Warming Increase of 1.5 Degrees Be Like?

by FRED PEARCE
The Paris climate conference set the ambitious goal of finding ways to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, rather than the previous threshold of 2 degrees. But what would be the difference between a 1.5 and 2 degree world? And how realistic is such a target? READ MORE

02 Jun 2016

In Iowa, A Bipartisan Push to Become Leader in Wind Energy

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Thanks to state officials who have long supported renewables, Iowa now leads all U.S. states in the percentage of its energy produced from wind. Big companies, including Facebook and Google, are taking notice and cite clean energy as a major reason for locating new facilities there. READ MORE

25 May 2016

Point/Counterpoint: Should Green Critics Reassess Ethanol?

by TIMOTHY E. WIRTH AND C. BOYDEN GRAY
Former U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth and former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray argue that environmental criticisms of corn ethanol are unwarranted and that the amount in gasoline should be increased. In rebuttal, economist C. Ford Runge counters that any revisionist view of ethanol ignores its negative impacts on the environment and the food supply. READ MORE

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28 Jun 2016: U.S., Canada, and Mexico to Set 50 Percent Renewable Power Goal by 2025

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15 Jun 2016: Clean Energy Could Cost Up To 59 Percent Less by 2025, Report Finds

14 Jun 2016: CO2 Crosses 400 ppm For Last Time “Within Our Lifetimes,” Study Warns


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