TransCanada kills controversial Energy East Pipeline project.

TransCanada Corp. has pulled the plug on its controversial $15.7-billion Energy East Pipeline proposal, after slowing oil sands growth and heightened environmental scrutiny raised doubts about the viability of the project.

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China’s emissions trading scheme puts Australian companies on notice.

For a brief and shining moment in 2012, Australia was at the global forefront of climate change action, as one of the first countries to implement a carbon pricing mechanism. It lasted only two years, and was repealed amid much fanfare by the Abbott government in July 2014.

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Businesses need the certainty that RGGI's renewal provides.

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Chicago town hall urges communities to take advantage of solar incentives.

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Using the EPA to prop up Big Coal.

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Advocates say Iowa utility’s proposal could lead to fee for solar customers.

An Iowa utility that failed earlier this year to impose new constraints on solar customers is making another attempt in its currently pending rate case.

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Could papayas help Hawaii become energy independent?

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Hurricanes wreak the havoc of climate change – but is a green energy solution in sight?

In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the market has finally bought into the business case for renewable energy. The price of change is getting cheaper

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Huge boost for renewables as offshore windfarm costs fall to record low.

Huge boost for renewables as offshore windfarm costs fall to record low

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Citing social equity issues, Illinois utility seeks to cut efficiency targets.

Next week, an Illinois utility will seek permission from state regulators to lower its energy efficiency targets — in the name of social justice.

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Coal’s future as a power source in Colorado flickering.

Xcel Energy Colorado has closed several coal plants over the past decade, usually to address air quality concerns in metro Denver. Those early closures have typically resulted in higher electricity rates for its customers.

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How an Illinois utility used wind, solar and storage to power a microgrid for 24 hours.

A Midwest utility has taken a critical step closer toward a distributed, decentralized power grid.

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