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Germany Gives Dirtiest Coal Plants Six Years for Phase Out

Stefan Nicola and Tino Andresen, Bloomberg July 2, 2015 German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said 13 percent of power stations burning lignite, a cheap form of coal, would be phased out by 2021 under a program to cut power industry pollution...

Clean Energy Companies Beat the Stock Market

Matthew Winkler, Bloomberg View July 1, 2015 Stocks of clean-energy companies are proving to be better investments than those of companies that produce most of the Western Hemisphere's power, and are outperforming the rest of the st...

‘Snail’s Pace’ in Climate Talks, Weak Pledges Frustrate UN Chief

Alex Nussbaum, Bloomberg June 29, 2015 The secretary general of the United Nations is frustrated with the pace of negotiations for what’s intended to be a crucial agreement limiting global warming. Climate change pledges submi...
Pope Francis

A 9-Minute Guide To Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change

Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest June 25, 2015 Pope Francis issued Laudato si’ (Praise Be to You) On the care for our common home, his second encyclical, concerning Catholic doctrine with respect to climate change,...

Australian Renewable Energy Law Paves Way for $11 Billion in Projects

James Paton, Bloomberg June 25, 2015

Long-frustrated wind and solar developers in Australia can now get to work on more than A$14 billion ($11 billion) in projects after a new renewable energy target passed parliament.

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Republicans and Democrats Back Bill to Level the Playing Field for Renewable Energy

Vince Font, Contributing Editor June 24, 2015 U.S. Senators Chris Coons and Jerry Moran are leading a bipartisan effort to reintroduce tax code legislation aimed at leveling the playing field for renewable energy investment. The Mast...

US Department of Energy To Fund Bioenergy Technologies Incubators

Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest June 24, 2015 In Washington, the US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy said that it intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled “Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2" ...
Yale University

For All Their Talk, Colleges Divest Little After Climate Protest

Michael McDonald, Bloomberg June 24, 2015 Stanford, Oxford and Georgetown universities have won praise for promising to purge their endowments of direct investments in coal, embracing the fight against climate change.  

Renewables to Beat Fossil Fuels With $3.7 Trillion Solar Boom

Ehren Goossens, Bloomberg June 23, 2015 Renewable energy will draw almost two-thirds of the spending on new power plants over the next 25 years, dwarfing spending on fossil fuels, as plunging costs make solar the first choice f...

The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

Tom Randall, Bloomberg June 23, 2015 Trillions of dollars will be invested in renewable energy over the next 25 years, driving some of the most profound changes yet in how humans get their electricity. That's according ...

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