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Orlando Has Pledged to Transition Completely to Renewables by 2050

Orlando Has Pledged to Transition Completely to Renewables by 2050

motherearth August 11, 2017 Comments Off on Orlando Has Pledged to Transition Completely to Renewables by 2050

The fight against climate change continues, and the city of Orlando has now pledged their support to the cause. The city council voted unanimously on Tuesday to push for a resolution that puts Orlando on track to run

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America’s Wind Energy Industry Passed A Major Milestone

America’s Wind Energy Industry Passed A Major Milestone

motherearth August 10, 2017 Comments Off on America’s Wind Energy Industry Passed A Major Milestone

The wind energy industry reached an important milestone in 2016 when it passed the generating capacity of hydroelectric power for the first time to become the nation’s top renewable generating source. Wind energy’s growth

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The World Invested $264 Billion in New Renewables in 2016

The World Invested $264 Billion in New Renewables in 2016

motherearth August 7, 2017 Comments Off on The World Invested $264 Billion in New Renewables in 2016

The future of energy looks sunny. According to the latest Renewables Global Status Report from REN21, more renewable power capacity was added in 2016 than all new fossil fuel capacity combined. In fact, for the fifth consecutive year, investment

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California Aims to Use 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

California Aims to Use 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

motherearth August 4, 2017 Comments Off on California Aims to Use 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

California is striding closer to a future that includes 100 percent renewable energy, faster than ever before. California Senate President Kevin de León (D) has proposed a bill which would simultaneously limit California’s hydrocarbon consumption and increase

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Elon Musk’s First Tesla Solar Roof Is Here, and It Looks Awesome

Elon Musk’s First Tesla Solar Roof Is Here, and It Looks Awesome

motherearth August 3, 2017 Comments Off on Elon Musk’s First Tesla Solar Roof Is Here, and It Looks Awesome

Elon Musk’s house runs on solar. The Tesla CEO made the announcement during Wednesday’s second quarter 2017 earnings call, where he revealed that both himself and Jeffrey B. Straubel, the company’s chief technology officer,

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The Navajo Nation Is Transitioning From Coal To Solar

The Navajo Nation Is Transitioning From Coal To Solar

motherearth August 1, 2017 Comments Off on The Navajo Nation Is Transitioning From Coal To Solar

The coal-fired Navajo Generating Station is slated to close at the end of 2019, another victim of the boom in cheap natural gas. To fill the energy gap, the Navajo Nation has invested in clean-energy technology,

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A Moss Wall with the Pollution-Eating Power of 275 Trees

A Moss Wall with the Pollution-Eating Power of 275 Trees

motherearth July 26, 2017 Comments Off on A Moss Wall with the Pollution-Eating Power of 275 Trees

Following President Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement, and his avowal to push for the country’s “energy dominance” through a concentration on coal, one issue that will likely worsen in the coming years

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Former President Jimmy Carter Just Made a Solar Farm to Power Half His City

Former President Jimmy Carter Just Made a Solar Farm to Power Half His City

motherearth July 12, 2017 Comments Off on Former President Jimmy Carter Just Made a Solar Farm to Power Half His City

In 1979, in the throes of the U.S. energy crisis, then President Jimmy Carter addressed the nation as he installed 32 solar panels designed to use the Sun’s energy to heat water. He told the country, “A

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Tesla Just Landed a Deal to Build the World’s Most Powerful Battery

Tesla Just Landed a Deal to Build the World’s Most Powerful Battery

motherearth July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Tesla Just Landed a Deal to Build the World’s Most Powerful Battery

Tesla seems to be growing its roots down under. Earlier this month, the company landed a deal with Transgrid to supply New South Wales homes with energy via its Powerpacks, and now, Tesla has been selected after

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66 Million Trees Planted In 12 Hours In India

66 Million Trees Planted In 12 Hours In India

motherearth July 6, 2017 Comments Off on 66 Million Trees Planted In 12 Hours In India

Armed with a variety of garden tools and toting buckets of water, a volunteer army in India planted more than 66 million trees in 12 hours as part of a record-breaking environmental pledge. More

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