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How Did the End of the World Become Old News? (7/26/18) (link)

Ocean Acidification Could Amplify Climate Disruption (7/23/18) (link)

Of New Power Generation, How Much is on the Roof? (7/12/18) (link)

Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week (7/5/18) (link)

America’s coal plants closing despite Trump (6/25/18) (link)

Agroecology and the fight against deadly capitalist agriculture (6/17/18) (link)

Carbon budgets and the 1.5 deg C target (5/14/18) (link)

How to Cut the Cost of Wind Energy in Half — A National Lab Report (8/31/17) (link)

How 139 countries could be powered by 100 percent wind, water, and solar energy by 2050 (8/23/17) (link)

Solar panel capacity to overtake nuclear energy next year in historic landmark (8/22/17) (link)

Stories of Solar (2017) (link)

The New Tesla Powering Entire Island With Solar Energy (12/16/16) (link)

The breakthrough in renewable energy (VPRO documentary) (5/5/16) (link)

Wind and Solar are Crushing Fossil Fuels (4/6/16) (link)

Nearly 40% of US Electricity Could Come From Rooftop Solar (3/30/16) (link; Original NREL Study 1/2016)

Solar Power Industry Growth (2/24/16) (link, produced by

What is Holding Back the Growth of Solar Power (1/31/16) (link)

Global Wind Power Statistics from Global Wind Power Council (2016) (link)

10 Years of Renewable Energy Progress, 2004-2014 by REN21 (2015) (link)

Exclusive: America’s 10 Cleanest and 10 Dirtiest States (10/26/15) (link, produced by

Renewables to lead world power market growth to 2020 (10/2/15) (link)

Why the Saudis Are Going Solar (July-August, 2015) (link)

Storage not needed to accommodate higher levels of wind energy (4/28/15) (link)

Green Energy Job Growth Outpaces Losses in Coal Industry (4/22/15) (link)

South Korea Launches PV-Covered Bike Lane For Unused Infrastructure (4/21/15) (link)

Can Other Cities Match Georgetown’s Low-Cost Switch to 100 Percent Wind and Sun (4/15/15) (link)

Texas City Opts for 100% renewable energy–to save cash, not the planet (3/29/15) (link) (related article: link)

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels (3/19/15) (link)

Solar Roadways: (video, website)

UN: New renewables broke through 100GW barrier in 2014  (3/15/15) (link)

Under the sun: Australia’s largest solar farm set to sprout in a Queensland field (3/1/15) (link)

Africa Needs to Move Forward on Renewable Energy (1/22/15) (link)

Renewable Energy Growth to Outstrip Fossil Fuels (1/16/15) (link)

Solar Energy drives renewable energy investment boom in 2014 (1/9/15) (link)

Why leaving fossil fuels in the ground is good for everyone (1/7/15) (link)

Solar Energy Isn’t Always as Green as You Think (11/13/14) (link)

Only Renewable Energy Can Save Us From the Worst of Climate Change (3/31/14) (link)

Battery advance could boost renewable energy take-up (1/9/14) (link)

Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100, scientists warn (12/31/13) (link)

Former BP geologist: peak oil is here and it will ‘break economies’ (12/23/13) (link)

13 Major Clean Energy Breakthroughs Of 2013 (12/18/13) (link)

Simple Solar Invention Transforms Ocean Water Into Drinking Water (12/8/13) (

Fossil fuel subsidies ‘reckless use of public funds’ (12/6/13) (link)

The #1 Solar Utility is in…Iowa? — Episode 12 of Local Energy Rules (12/5/13) (link)

Grid capacity worries spark UK solar farm boom (10/28/13) (link)

Making And Trucking Of The World’s Largest Wind Turbine Blades (10/14/13) (link)

Inexpensive Spray-On Solar Cells Created By Canadian Scientists (10/6/13) (link)

New York can go 100% renewable now, says new study (4/27/13) (link)

Solar panels could destroy U.S. utilities, according to U.S. utilities (4/10/13) (link)

IBM’s solar tech is 80% efficient thanks to supercomputer know-how (4/23/13) (link)

Wind and solar power paired with storage could power grid 99.9 percent of the time (12/10/12) (link)

Ghana solar energy plant set to be Africa’s largest (12/5/12) (link)

World Energy Report 2012: The Good, the Bad, and the Really, Truly Ugly by Michael Klare (11/27/12) (link) Our critique (link)

Wind Tops 10 Percent Share of Electricity in Five U.S. States (04/6/12) (link)

Carbon emissions divide ‘can be bridged’ (11/23/11) (link)

Offshore Turbines More Powerful than First Nuclear Plant (10/21/11) (link)

Capitalism vs. the Climate (by N. Klein) (11/10/11) (link)

World headed for irreversible climate change in five years, IEA warns (11/09/11) (link)

Is Germany’s Green Energy Plan Failing? (10/11/11) (link)

U.S. smart grid to cost billions, save trillions (05/24/11) (link)

Renewable energy can power the world, says landmark IPCC study (05/09/11) (link, press release, study)

Solar Will Power the World in 16 Years (03/17/11) (link)

The world can be powered by alternative energy, using today’s technology, in 20-40 years (01/26/11) (link)

Where Did the Carter White House’s Solar Panels Go? (8/6/10) (link)

Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy?
(Debate between Stewart Brand and Mark Z. Jacobson, Feb. 2010)

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