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Record-breaking wind

South Korea has announced plans to build the world's largest wind farm in the world, providing 8.2 gigawatts of power and accelerating the country's transition to a clean-energy economy.

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Denmark strikes deal on £25bn artificial wind energy island

Denmark's government has agreed to take a majority stake in a £25bn artificial "energy island", which is to be built 50 miles (80km) offshore, in the middle of the North Sea.

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Circularity is the solution to plastic pollution and CO2

The plastic problem has garnered more and more attention with the proliferation of photos showing rivers and bays choked with waste, and as people have learned that separating recyclables at home doesn't necessarily keep them out of the landfill.

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Climate

Jennifer Granholm vows to protect workers as GOP fumes

The former Michigan governor made the case this morning that her "obsession" with job creation qualifies her to lead the new administration's clean energy employment goals, an effort with the potential to create more energy jobs than existed before.

Climate

Shift to renewable energy eases key environmental burdens, EU says

Europe's shift from fossil fuel-based electricity to renewable sources has reduced environmental problems while also cutting the greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change.

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Des Moines just set a new bar for city clean energy goals

Cities setting clean energy goals now have a new leader to emulate: Des Moines, Iowa.

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Move to build grid-scale solar on industrial rooftops across Australia

The former Ford and General Motors Holden sites will soon become part of a network of rooftop solar farms and grid-scale batteries as part of a joint venture between Australia's largest commercial and industrial real estate owner and a renewable energy company.

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Climate

Is nuclear fusion the answer to the climate crisis?

If all goes as planned, the US will eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions from its electricity sector by 2035 – an ambitious goal set by President-elect Joe Biden, relying in large part on a sharp increase in wind and solar energy generation.

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Geothermal is the electricity combating climate change

To power a climate constrained world, solar and wind energy won't be enough. Geothermal energy is finally getting a second chance.
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Climate

Australia's top solar research school snares $19m in new funding

The country's leading solar research centre has secured its first major grant in years with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency tipping in $19 million for equipment to help make clean energy even more competitive.

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Climate

Who is Ali Zaidi? He might be Biden's climate adviser

A top choice to become President-elect Joe Biden's domestic climate adviser is a former Republican and an immigrant from Pakistan who is currently driving New York's effort to be a national leader on renewable energy.
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CEO: Biden clean energy costs 'prohibitively high'

President-elect Joe Biden's plan for a 100% carbon-free power sector by 2035 could endanger grid reliability and carry an "extremely high" cost that makes such a time frame unlikely, the CEO of Texas-based Vistra Corp. said yesterday.
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Climate

Four things Biden can do for clean energy without congress

After nearly four years with a president who talks about wind turbines causing cancer and complains about low-flow showerheads, clean energy businesses and advocates say they are elated about President-elect Joe Biden.

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Climate

Renewables cut Australia's emissions more than Covid, energy analysis finds

Wind and solar power pushing out fossil fuel generation has cut Australia's greenhouse gas emissions more than the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new analysis.

Climate

2020 election may determine climate's future: State and business climate

The 2020 US election is not just about the next four years of US policy, this election will also determine the role of the United States in the Climate Decade.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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