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Finding Climate Leaders In Unexpected Places

In the span of 15 years, Texas went from having almost no wind power to generating 11 percent of all its power from wind. In fact, if Texas were a country, it would be the 6th largest provider of wind power in the world. The support for this expansion came from two leaders you might […]

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New Harvard Study Highlights Health Benefits of Clean Energy

When the White House launched the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan last month, they released a fact sheet showing how the plan would improve public health. A new study from Harvard University backs up those claims. As Climate Central explains in this article, the study found that energy efficiency and use of clean energy could […]

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This Fourth of July, Celebrate Freedom From Fossil Fuels

As we celebrate our nation’s independence this weekend, let’s celebrate another type of freedom, one that’s spreading rapidly across the land: independence from fossil fuels. As the infographic below illustrates, the advance of clean energy in America is far surpassing expectations. Last year, wind and solar generated enough electricity to power 18.4 million homes.   […]

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Community Choice Aggregation

How the Community Choice Model Is Accelerating the Shift to Clean Energy

Americans want clean energy – and while Congress has been slow to act, many communities are taking matters into their own hands. As this Guardian article reports, publicly-run programs called Community Choice Aggregation are giving states, cities, and counties across the nation the ability to choose where their energy comes from.   Here’s how it […]

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Is the Clean Energy Revolution Here to Stay?

America’s energy landscape has changed dramatically in the last several years, and a new report predicts that sustainable energy will play an increasingly large role. The Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, researched and produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, found that between 2007-2014, carbon emissions from the energy sector dropped and investment in clean energy […]

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Harnessing the Wind

How Wind Power Transformed an Ohio Community (Video)

Clean energy doesn’t just protect the climate – it has the potential to save communities, too. That’s what happened in Ohio’s rural Van Wert County. In an area where just seven years ago farmers were struggling, factories were closing, and unemployment was high, now hundreds of wind turbines are creating jobs and big tax revenues […]

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Give the People What They Want: Clean Energy

Americans are definitely getting the message about the benefits of wind and solar energy. According to a new survey by renowned Harvard political scientist Stephen Ansolabehere, the vast majority of Americans prefer renewable energy sources to fossil fuels.   As quoted in this PV Magazine article, Ansolabehere found that “Americans want to move away from […]

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Clean Energy Solutions Are Gaining Momentum

The arguments in favor of renewable energy like wind and solar keep getting stronger. As this Bloomberg article recently noted, solar power is expected to be as affordable or more affordable than standard electricity in 36 states by 2016. That gives households and business all the more reason to invest in solar. Wind power is […]

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Google Enters 20-Year, 114 Megawatt Deal With Iowa Wind Farm

Google Enters 20-Year, 114 Megawatt Deal With Iowa Wind Farm

Today, Google announced that it is investing in a 20 year wind-power deal with a windfarm in Ohio – as reported on by Katherine Montgomery of GoodCleanTech.com. The contract with Google will not only advance the company's goals of going carbon neutral but will also help the windfarm build more farms. (more…)

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Green energy market 'resilient' to downturn in 2009, according to U.N.

Green energy market ‘resilient’ to downturn in 2009, according to U.N.

This story, posted today on CNN.com by Matthew Knight, notes that despite the international recession, investment in renewable energy is still growing, according to the United Nations. In fact, more than half of all new electricity capacity created in 2009 came from renewable sources, with wind power leading the charge in overall increase in investment. […]

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