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Competitor AES Announces Global Expansion Tesla CEO Elon Musk says sales of Powerwall and Powerpack batteries are on track. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) The battery division of Tesla Motors Co. turned a profit in its first quarter shipping Powerwall and Powerpack batteries from the company's Nevada Gigafactory, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said [...]
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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner attend the first Africa Sustainable Transport Forum at the United Nations complex in Nairobi. (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images) PARIS—Just around the corner a future awaits when electricity consumers will no longer have to suffer the vagaries of fuel costs, according to a United Nations under-secretary [...]
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Investors can ask two simple questions to assess how well companies are positioned to transition to a low-carbon economy.
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The Paris Agreement commits 196 countries to a global emissions target that will make it difficult for the animal agriculture sector to operate as it has been.
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What does the Paris Agreement signify in the history of the planet? When is the last time a species decided it no longer has to rely on fire?
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PARIS—Secretary of State John Kerry demanded Wednesday a climate agreement with a legally binding enforcement system that will reassure investors who have to carry the low-carbon economy beyond what governments can do.
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Paris Agreement negotiators considered and rejected a handful of terms limiting greenhouse gas emissions before deciding to just say what they wanted, said Susan Biniaz, a lead negotiator for the U.S. State Department.
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A View Of The Clean Energy Landscape From One Of The First Countries To Arrive People bathe in the 'Blue lagoon ' geothermal spa, one of the most visited attractions in Iceland in the Reykjanes peninsula, southwestern Iceland. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images) PARIS—The president of Iceland credits renewable energy for reviving the tiny [...]
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2016 will be the biggest year for solar power the United States has ever seen, as two mechanisms roll out to support it—inexpensive utility-scale battery storage and the first plans for new carbon markets spawned by the Clean Power Plan and Paris Agreement.
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Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory produced a golf-ball sized chunk of Plutonium-238, the Department of Energy announced today, just as NASA was running out of the isotope that fuels its Mars rovers and powers its missions to the outer solar system and beyond.
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PARIS—Delegates from 196 countries reached consensus early this morning on the final draft of
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PARIS—One of the most prominent themes of COP 21 is a heightened role for business. As one observer put it, the environmentalists have been replaced with suits, and it doesn't sit well with all parties and observers.
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Jeff McMahon covers green technology, energy, and the environment for Forbes. He lives in Chicago and teaches journalism and argument at the University of Chicago.

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Won first place awards in environmental reporting from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the National Newspaper Association. His column won top honors from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and was twice named the best by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.
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Clean Power Plan To Algae Companies: Prove It
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The final version of the Clean Power Plan includes a carrot for companies that use algae, or other processes, to turn captured carbon dioxid

Fossil Carbon Muddies The New Clean Fuels
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The burgeoning biofuels industry will do too little too late to help balance carbon emissions if it relies on CO2 drawn from the earth rathe

CEO Tip For Energy Startups: Make Utilities Money
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Energy startups can increase their chance of success by ensuring they offer a profit incentive to utilities, John Rowe, former CEO and chair

Renewables Cost Twice What Carbon Cuts Might Have Cost: Rowe
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The United States missed an opportunity to fuel its renewables revolution at a much lower cost, John Rowe, former CEO and chairman emeritus

China Is Quietly Burning A Fuel Dirtier Than Coal -- And Buying It From US
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China's efforts to reduce air pollution could be negated by its unregulated and unmonitored burning of petcoke, a fuel dirtier than coal, an

3 Ways To Keep Solar and Wind Booming
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Extending subsidies may not be the best way to maintain the revolutionary growth of renewable energy, the International Energy Agency's poli

$8B-$16B Investment Could Double Solar Market By 2020
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Almost half of homes and business in the United States are unfit for rooftop solar installation, either because of building structure, credi

America Will Achieve Its Sunshot
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Solar energy will be cost competitive with fossil fuels by 2020, if not before, the director of the Department of Energy's Solar Technologie

Want To Build A Better Battery? Don't Talk To Battery Experts
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When MIT Professor Donald Sadoway hires people for his promising battery startup, Ambri, he makes sure they don't have any battery experienc

Mastercard CEO: The Rich Should Ride The Bus
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Mastercard President and CEO Ajay Banga wasn't sure why he was on a panel last night with two former Treasury secretaries and a former prime

Did Tesla Just Kill Nuclear Power?
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It would be almost three hours until Tesla's big announcement, but inside a Northwestern University classroom near Chicago Thursday night, t

China: Electric Vehicle-To-Grid Technology Could Solve Renewable Energy ...
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China could use an expected boom in electric vehicles to stabilize a grid that depends heavily on wind and solar energy, officials from an i

EPA: We're Not Picking Fuels!
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Facing a sudden shift from coal to natural gas, the Environmental Protection Agency is most likely to revise its Clean Power Plan to give st

States Ignoring Mitch McConnell, Working On Clean Power Plan: EPA
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Last month Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged states to ignore the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, but the sta

Forget Global Warming And Climate Change, Call It 'Climate Disruption'
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People have been trained to deal with change by thinking it's not all bad, but climate change is all bad, according to a research meteorolog

Don't Worry About Methane Hydrates, Government Scientist Says: You Have ...
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Worrying about methane hydrates warming the atmosphere is like worrying about your house burning down after it's been leveled by a hurricane

Four Sites Where You Can Monitor U.S. Radiation Levels
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EPA map of U.S. radiation monitoring stations UPDATED with a fourth site, EPA's RadNet Lab Open Data system. Radiation from Japan's Fukushim

Low Oil Price May Stifle Deepwater Drilling And Oil Sands But Not Fracking
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Saudi Arabia and OPEC may have dropped oil prices to stifle competition from America and other boom time locations, but they didn't drop it

U.S. Fracking Boom Won't Bring Manufacturing Home: Analysts
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While cheap natural gas and oil is drawing petrochemical companies back to the United States, companies that produce consumer goods are unli