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Offshore wind energy investment quadruples despite Covid-19 slump

Global offshore wind investment more than quadrupled in the first half of the year even as the coronavirus pandemic triggered an unprecedented economic shock.

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Biden's new vision reflects a more liberal landscape

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Howie Hawkins goes national

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The plan meant to unite Biden and Bernie voters on climate is finally here

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A green COVID-19 recovery: how Canada can chart a sustainable path forward for the economy

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The next energy battle: Renewables vs. natural gas

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Sunrun acquiring Vivint in shakeup of home solar market

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