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09 Aug 2016

Pressure Mounts to Reform Our Throwaway Clothing Culture

by MARC GUNTHER
Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually — 80 pounds for each man, woman, and child. In the U.S. and around the world, a growing number of environmentalists and clothing industry executives say it’s time to end the wasteful clothing culture and begin making new apparel out of old items on a large scale. READ MORE

01 Aug 2016

The New Green Grid: Utilities Deploy ‘Virtual Power Plants’

by MARIA GALLUCCI
By linking together networks of energy-efficient buildings, solar installations, and batteries, a growing number of companies in the U.S. and Europe are helping utilities reduce energy demand at peak hours and supply targeted areas with renewably generated electricity. READ MORE

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

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25 Aug 2016: Scientists Find New Way To Convert Carbon Dioxide into Energy

22 Aug 2016: For China’s Massive Data Centers, A Push to Cut Energy and Water Use

12 Aug 2016: July Electric Car Sales in China Rose by 188 Percent Over Last Year

08 Aug 2016: Ending U.S. Oil Subsidies Would Have Minimal Impact, Study Says

27 Jul 2016: Ukraine Looking to Turn Chernobyl Into a Massive Solar Farm

25 Jul 2016: Global Economy Has Reduced Its Energy Intensity By One-Third Since 1990

13 Jul 2016: Six Years After BP Spill, Remaining Oil More Toxic Than Ever To Fish

11 Jul 2016: Tax Credits Double Projections Of Solar Growth in One U.S. Market

29 Jun 2016: U.S. Solar Energy Market Experiencing an Unprecedented Boom

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


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