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Look What’s Cooking in the World of Renewable Energy

The solar & wind innovations that got us where we are today & those waiting in the wings point to a hopeful future.

White House: Upgrade Grid to Withstand Climate Change

White House report calls for billions of dollars in energy infrastructure modernization investments.

China Can Cut Cord on Coal (Mostly) by 2050

China could produce more than 85 percent of its electricity with renewables by 2050.

New York’s Smart Grid Research May Shape U.S.

New York State is creating a smart grid research lab to help integrate renewables into the electric power grid.

Investments in Renewables Herald ‘Paradigm Shift’

Global renewables investments increased 17 percent in 2014 as solar and wind costs fell dramatically.

Will Natural Gas Dim Solar’s Shine?

As natural gas booms, renewable energy proponents wonder if it will hurt or help solar power.

Energy Bombshell: CO2 Emissions Stabilized in 2014

The International Energy Agency says global energy-related CO2 emissions were flat in 2014.

Public Lands May Be America’s Best Climate Defense

National forests, parks and other public lands play a major role in America's defense against climate change.

Cleaner Power Needed to Make Electric Cars Greener

The world must make electricity more climate-friendly, or it may not be able to meet its climate goals.

Carbon Pricing Pays the Way for Cleaner Energy

Leading cap-and-trade programs are spending billions on clean energy and other climate programs.

Largest Offshore Wind Farm Approved for UK Coast

The project is expected to generate enough electricity to power nearly 2 million homes, supporting 900 jobs.

California Water Becomes Scarce and Energy Hungry

Researchers say slashing the energy requirements of the water supply will become critical as drought becomes more common.

U.S. No. 2 to China in Clean Energy Investments in 2014

A new Bloomberg report shows that clean energy investments in the U.S. are growing again.

Study Downgrades Climate Impact of Wood Burning

Traditional wood burning is more sustainable and less environmentally damaging than previously thought.

U.S. at Brink of Turning Point in Energy

Oil prices and advancements in renewables in 2014 set the scene for a major turning point in energy in 2015.

Washington State Offers Ambitious Cap-and-Trade Plan

Washington's governor has proposed a sophisticated and broad carbon cap-and-trade program.

Green Bonds May Help Limit Effects of Climate Change

Green bonds are drawing increased attention for financing projects that provide climate benefits.

Cheap Gas May Not Mean More Driving This Winter

Cheap gasoline may not mean people will drive more this winter, a new EIA report says.

Electric Cars a Mixed Bag For Health, Climate

New study shows that electric vehicles' environmental friendliness depends on where the electricity comes from.

Trillions and Quadrillions: Numbers Tell U.S. Energy Story

New interactive map shows how energy production in U.S. has grown since 1993.