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26 May 2015

Surge in Renewables Remakes California’s Energy Landscape

by CHERYL KATZ
Thanks to favorable geography, innovative government policies, and businesses that see the benefits of clean energy investments, California is closing in on its goal of generating a third of its electricity from renewables by 2020. READ MORE

30 Apr 2015

How British Columbia Gained By Putting a Price on Carbon

by DIANE TOOMEY
Seven years ago, British Columbia became the first jurisdiction in North America to adopt an economy-wide carbon tax. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, economics expert Stewart Elgie explains how the tax helped cut the province’s fossil fuel use without hurting its economy. READ MORE

28 Apr 2015

Can the North Sea Wind Boom And Seabird Colonies Coexist?

by FRED PEARCE
Offshore wind farms have been proliferating in the North Sea, with more huge projects planned. But conservationists are concerned this clean energy source could threaten seabird colonies that now thrive in the sea’s shallow waters. READ MORE

23 Apr 2015

Oklahoma’s Clear Link Between Earthquakes and Energy Boom

by DIANE TOOMEY
Oklahoma officials this week said oil and gas activity was the likely cause of the stunning increase in earthquakes in the state. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Oklahoma geologist Todd Halihan talks about what has caused this growing problem and what can be done about it. READ MORE

09 Apr 2015

How Conservative Texas Took The Lead in U.S. Wind Power

by ROGER REAL DROUIN
Innovative government policies have helped propel Texas into the forefront of wind energy generation in the U.S. But the main impetus for the Lone Star State’s flourishing wind sector is the revenue it has generated for landowners and local communities. READ MORE

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e360 digest

20 May 2015: Many Wind Turbines Installed In Critical Bird Habitat, Group Says

14 May 2015: Biologically Inspired Coating Will Improve Solar Panels, Researchers Say

13 May 2015: Car Travel Is Six Times More Expensive Than Bicycling, Study Finds

08 May 2015: Idle Electronics and Appliances Waste $19 Billion Annually, Study Says

07 May 2015: Ethanol Refineries May Emit More Smog-Forming Compounds Than Expected

30 Apr 2015: Interview: How British Columbia Gained by Putting Price on Carbon

28 Apr 2015: World Is Poised for Major Surge in Air Conditioner Use, Research Finds

23 Apr 2015: Interview: Oklahoma’s Clear Link Between Earthquakes and Energy

22 Apr 2015: Yale Plans to Charge University Departments for Their Carbon Emissions

21 Apr 2015: Australia Could Attain 100 Percent Renewables by 2050, Study Says


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