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Wind and Solar Create More Jobs When They’re Locally Owned

Wind and Solar Create More Jobs When They’re Locally Owned
At last month’s People’s Climate March, among the most popular signs were ones supporting renewable energy like wind and solar as the best way to avoid a climate catastrophe. And because of the urgency of the situation, it’s easy to think that we should be building up renewables as much as we can.
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Big Oil Spending Millions to Kill Local Anti-Fracking Measure

Big Oil Spending Millions to Kill Local Anti-Fracking Measure
Fossil fuel energy companies have spent over $7.6 million to defeat a measure that would ban fracking in California's Santa Barbara County.
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Run Like the Wind: Clean Tech is Canada's Fastest Growing Industry

Run Like the Wind: Clean Tech is Canada's Fastest Growing Industry
A Canadian consulting firm has found that the country's fastest growing industry isn't fossil fuel extraction or export, but clean technology, like wind and solar energy companies.
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In Key Midterm Races, Democrats Sound Like Republicans on Climate Issue

In Key Midterm Races, Democrats Sound Like Republicans on Climate Issue
Democrats are justifiably worried about holding onto control of the United States Senate in the midterm elections Nov. 4. Most forecasts have Republicans winning seven seats for a 52-48 advantage, which would almost certainly spell doom for any action on climate change.
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Keystone XL Pipeline Owner TransCanada Named ‘World Climate Leader’

Keystone XL Pipeline Owner TransCanada Named ‘World Climate Leader’
The London-based Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which serves as a vehicle for businesses to report their greenhouse gas emissions, has issued its first-ever Climate Performance Leadership Index, revealing its “A List” of corporate citizens who are doing the most to respond to climate change.
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Abandoned Mines Could Provide a Source of Clean Energy

Abandoned Mines Could Provide a Source of Clean Energy
As Michigan’s Upper Peninsula grapples with a looming electricity crisis, the region’s copper-mining past could play a role in its energy future.
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Wind Making Dirty Fuels Obsolete in Northern Europe

Wind Making Dirty Fuels Obsolete in Northern Europe
The wind power boom in Nordic countries is making fossil fuel-fired power plants obsolete and is pushing electricity prices down, according to reporting by Reuters published Friday.
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'Major' Oil Spill Strikes Louisiana, Threatens Waterways

'Major' Oil Spill Strikes Louisiana, Threatens Waterways
Officials on Sunday are continuing work to contain what an EPA representative called a major oil spill in northwestern Louisiana that could take months to clean up.
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Ohio Earthquakes Directly Connected to Fracking, Research Shows

Ohio Earthquakes Directly Connected to Fracking, Research Shows
Fracking triggered hundreds of small earthquakes along a previously unmapped fault in eastern Ohio late last year, according to a new study to be published in the journal Seismological Research Letters.
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As Other Nations Lag, Europe Presses Ahead with Drastic Greenhouse Reductions

As Other Nations Lag, Europe Presses Ahead with Drastic Greenhouse Reductions
Europe is already a leader in environmental policy, but an upcoming vote on drastic greenhouse gas reductions would be unprecedented.
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