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IEA: Renewable energy growth is rising around the world
The Associated Press via The Huffington Post
Renewable energy is growing fast around the world and will edge out natural gas as the second biggest source of electricity, after coal, by 2016, according to a five-year outlook published by the International Energy Agency.
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Obama outlines broad plan to curb climate change
Los Angeles Times
President Barack Obama laid out an ambitious campaign to address climate change, mapping a course that would bypass Congress to cut emissions from hundreds of coal-fired electric power plants and setting the stage for a possible rejection of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.
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After much delay, offshore wind power set to sail
POLITICO
It's been 12 years since the first offshore U.S. wind farm was proposed for the Massachusetts Nantucket Sound, but so far, not a single turbine has been put up. The struggles to get the Cape Wind project built stand in stark contrast to the torrid growth of the U.S.’s onshore wind industry — and the success of offshore wind in Europe. But now advocates are pointing to recent developments that they say show the offshore wind industry is on the cusp of turning into a full-force gale.
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Thinner and lighter solar cells
Environmental News Network
Solar cells have been changing for years and gradually becoming less expensive, more compact and more efficient. Most efforts at improving solar cells have focused on increasing the efficiency of their energy conversion, or on lowering the cost of manufacturing. But now MIT researchers are opening another avenue for improvement, aiming to produce the thinnest and most lightweight solar panels possible which will reduce manufacturing and installation costs.
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Chile expands wind power resources
United Press International
Chile has set sights on expanding wind power generation as President Sebastian Pinera's government battles environmental controversies over multibillion-dollar mining and hydrocarbon projects.
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Solar power rooftops in Los Angeles light up
EarthTechling
With the flip of a switch, Los Angeles officials inaugurated the nation's largest rooftop solar Feed-in Tariff (FiT) program, enabling hundreds of building owners to create solar power plants on their rooftops and sell solar power to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for distribution on the city's power grid.
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