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A new Breakthrough analysis of regional power data from 2007-2013 shows that the growth of natural gas generation came almost entirely at the expense of #coal.
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Despite historically unprecedented growth rates of zero-carbon #energy technologies in #China, a new Breakthrough analysis shows that even if the nation hits its 20% reductions target, new #coal power may generate more electricity than either new nuclear or all new wind and solar combined.
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In the near future, foodies and greens may cringe at the thought their seafood is wild rather than farmed. Here's how farmed fish could very well help save our oceans
Early last year, a study by the international ocean conservation organization Oceana made waves by reporting that one-third of all seafood sold in the United States was mislabeled, according to DNA testing. Consumers were understandably upset to learn that their wild red snapper could be cheap, farmed tilapia or that...
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Breakthrough continues its series on gorilla conservation today with an interview with ecologist Sarah Sawyer, who talks about why "conservation at all costs" is not always the best model.
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What will it take to save the gorillas? A new Breakthrough conservation series investigates, starting with an interview with Virunga: The Movie journalist Melanie Gouby.
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"This is what energy innovation looks like," says energy analyst Alex Trembath of the US-China climate agreement, announced today. "Not only partnerships in deploying new technologies, but innovation that takes advantage of demand in growing markets" like China."
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Breakthrough President Michael Shellenberger reflects on Rwanda's effort to increase electricity access from 20 to 70 percent by 2017.
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A new report from The Breakthrough Institute and ASU's Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes analyses 4 technologies to demonstrate how #energy #innovation is likely to occur across borders and in non-OECD countries, where demand for energy is high. Collaboration between wealthy and developing nations is needed to accelerate deployment and #decarbonization, the authors say. "Policy makers ought to view energy innovation as a global public good."
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Want to join a new generation of thinkers and writers who are finding pragmatic solutions to today’s greatest challenges in energy, the environment, and innovation? Breakthrough Generation is a highly competitive, paid 10-week fellowship open to recent college graduates and postgraduates. We are now accepting applications for summer 2015. Learn more about the program: http://thebreakthrough.org/generation
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"Nuclear is a bargain in the long run and much cheaper than other zero-carbon power sources, but it needs to be cheaper and faster to build than coal and gas to make a significant dent in the global energy trajectory. That’s where government investment comes in."

Senior Energy Analyst Jessica Lovering is one of three experts who weighed in +TheWallStreetJournal on the fate of nuclear power in the United States.
Three Experts Debate What’s Holding It Back—and What the Feds Can Do to Turn It Around
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In order for China to meet its climate goals as part of the US-China deal, it will have to deploy a nuclear power plant a week or its equivalent in solar or wind.

"It's really important to understand that targets don't reduce emissions. Technology deployment reduces emissions," BTI Senior Fellow Roger Pielke, Jr., tells +NPR's  Christopher Joyce.
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Breakthrough Generation Fellow and former energy analyst Jesse Jenkins is coauthor on an important new study that analyzes the feasibility of the major decarbonization scenarios put forth by leading organizations. The results may surprise you. (Paywall)
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