Dan Lashof and Lori Bird: How Congress can ensure the US meets the moment on climate change

September will be a critical month for climate action — perhaps the best chance this decade to pass legislation.
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In California, the world’s largest battery storage system gets even larger

The largest battery storage facility in the world, located along Monterey Bay in California, has completed an expansion, demonstrating how storage systems can exist on a gigantic scale and can easily expand.

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Floating wind turbines could open up vast ocean tracts for renewable power

The ability to install turbines in deeper waters, where winds tend to be stronger, opens up huge amounts of the ocean to generate renewable wind power: close to 80% of potential offshore wind power is found in deeper waters.

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Iran’s stark winter choice: Electricity or breathable air

Iran is bracing itself for a winter of power shortages and burning of highly polluting fuels for power generation. It faces a stark choice, electricity or clean air.
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Vote Solar’s leader is stepping down. Here’s what he and his group built

Adam Browning, the co-founder of Vote Solar, is stepping down as the organization's leader after nearly 20 years in which solar power has gone from the margins of the energy economy to a period of plummeting costs and rapid growth.

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Clean energy interest soars in NSW as states resist rules to prop up coal

A New South Wales renewable energy zone is inundated with investor interest amid pushback to federal rules on fossil fuel generators.

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Infrastructure plan: Congress advances clean electricity standard for climate

What it would take to challenge a century of fossil-fuel dominance in record-breaking time is one sweeping, underappreciated policy: a clean electricity standard.

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Firms struggle to pay for green changes post-Covid

Hundreds of businesses across Bristol, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire said reducing their carbon footprint was a "core business issue". But less than half have taken "significant" steps to achieve it.

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Monster Australian solar farm about to get ‘significantly bigger’

The $22 billion solar farm backed by billionaires Mike Cannon-Brookes and Andrew Forrest to supply Darwin and Singapore with power is expanding.
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Earth's hottest month on record: In the US, the West burned while the East flooded

Anyone paying attention this summer knows it has been hot and smoky across most of the U.S. But did you know we just lived through the Earth's hottest month ever recorded?

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Solar coalition: Chinese firms 'gravely' imperil U.S. clean energy

A newly formed coalition of solar companies is warning that "exploitative" Chinese trade practices could endanger U.S. clean energy goals, raising alarm bells among industry advocates even as the Biden administration has pledged to boost solar power.
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Canada falling $60-billion short annually on investments needed to hit climate change targets: Report

Canada must make it more profitable for investors to back transition to low emissions in large polluting industries such as oil and gas if the country is ever going to hit its greenhouse gas targets, according to a new report.

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Sri Lanka pledges no new coal, makes push into rooftop solar

In its latest climate plan, Sri Lanka is ruling out new coal power and aiming to reach 70 percent clean electricity by 2030, an important milestone on its way to reaching its goal of a carbon-neutral electricity generation system by 2050.

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Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

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Weaponization of water in South Asia

Climate change and unbalanced regional political power are driving an ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

Global action on harmful PFAS chemicals is long overdue: Study

"We already know enough about the harm being caused by these very persistent substances to take action to stop all non-essential uses and to limit exposure from legacy contamination."

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Pennsylvania vows to regulate PFAS in drinking water—again—but regulations are at least two years away

The chemicals, linked to health problems including cancer and thyroid disease, have contaminated drinking water in Pittsburgh communities like Coraopolis and McKeesport.

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