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The U.S. Senate has taken a surprising move: a bipartisan stance supporting clean energy. That was in direct opposition to the Trump administration’s campaign to gut the Department of Energy in the 2018 fiscal year budget. The Senate Committee on Appropriations reversed course and actually proposed a $4 billion increase over fiscal year 2017 for […]

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Fossil fuel subsidies made for an eyebrow-raising 6.5 percent of the global GDP in 2015, or about $5.3 trillion. This revelation on behalf of the International Monetary Fund was reported by four economists, and published earlier this year in the World Development journal. The study took a broad approach, factoring how subsidies arise when consumer […]

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What started out as fossil fuel divestment campus protests five years ago is now exceeding $5 trillion in stock market value. According to a report by investment firm Arabella Advisors, the more than $5 trillion in investment funds leaving fossil fuel stocks is double the market valuation it had reached just 15 months ago. Ryan […]

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Growth in new wind and solar projects helped renewable energy surpass coal as the largest global source of installed power capacity for 2015. The International Energy Agency reported that in 2015 about 153 GW (gigawatts) of renewables (including 66 GW wind and 49 GW solar) were added. That was 15 percent higher than in 2014. […]

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It turns out General Motors is a leader when it comes to patent filings, be they for regular or clean technology. The results of two leading studies from the Patent Board and Clean Energy Patent Growth Index show that General Motors (GM) is a leader in overall patent filings and those focused on clean energy […]

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Our headline could be answered several ways, but with regard to cars, the answer is “yes,” electricity is environmentally cleaner when energizing electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids compared to gasoline or diesel choices. This however really says a lot about the high efficiency of batteries driving electric motors, because as government and advocacy groups have […]

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