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New Energy Maps Show 4 Cool Things About Renewables

New Energy Maps Show 4 Cool Things About Renewables

The Energy Information Administration's new U.S. Energy Mapping System has a lot to show about renewables — critical to reducing climate change-driving greenhouse gas emissions — in the U.S. and the spread of renewables development across the continent.… Read More

Clean Power Plan Exempts Major CO2 Emitters

Clean Power Plan Exempts Major CO2 Emitters

The Clean Power Plan, which aims to slash carbon emissions from existing electric power plants burning fossil fuel, may allow some of the most polluting coal-fired power plants in the country to continue operating without having to slash their emissions.… Read More

Renewables as Tourist Attractions? Only in Germany

Renewables as Tourist Attractions? Only in Germany

Wind turbines and solar panels: do you love them or hate them? Do you think of renewable energy as the way to a greener future, or an awful blight on the present? Either way, growing numbers of German communities think they have found a silver lining: they’re touting renewables as tourist attractions. A guidebook is now available, listing about 200… Read More

Map Shows Energy Installations In Extreme Weather’s Path

Map Shows Energy Installations In Extreme Weather’s Path

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has an online interactive map that will show all the major energy infrastructure for any given address in the U.S., allowing anyone to look closely at what power plants, refineries, oil wells, power lines and other installations might exist in a place that is vulnerable to extreme weather.… Read More

Interactive Map Shows Details of EPA CO2 Emissions Plan

Interactive Map Shows Details of EPA CO2 Emissions Plan

The new Clean Power Plan the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled this week will affect about 1,000 fossil fuel-fired power plants across the U.S., and now the EPA has a new map that shows exactly where those power plants are and which states could be affected the most by the proposed new rule. … Read More

Global Renewables Report Card, Map Highlight China

Global Renewables Report Card, Map Highlight China

China is beating the U.S. in investments in each of those clean renewable power technologies, according to the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report released Tuesday by the Paris-based Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, or REN21.… Read More

Drought Prompts Fear of Blackouts at World Cup

Drought Prompts Fear of Blackouts at World Cup

Although recent rains have brought some relief, many parts of Brazil are in the grip of the most severe drought for years, and temperatures have been unusually high. In many areas, reservoirs at hydro plants – which produce about 70 percent of Brazil’s power – are at record lows. São Paulo state in the south-east, where the World Cup’s opening game… Read More

IEA Graphic Shows How to Radically Reduce CO2

IEA Graphic Shows How to Radically Reduce CO2

The IEA has created a fascinating interactive graphic to help people visualize how radically carbon dioxide emissions might need to be reduced by 2050 to prevent certain degrees of global warming… Read More