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Philadelphia Makes Pledge To Run Entirely On Renewable Energy By 2035

Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney has signed onto a pledge along with nearly 300 United States cities that will be setting a goal to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. The goal is attainable with so many initiatives already in movement.

By Brian Spaen
4 days ago
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World's Top Coal Producer To Shut Down 37 Mines In India

Coal India, the world's biggest coal-producing company, will have to shut down nearly 40 mines by next spring as they will no longer be profitable. The move comes at a time when renewable energy is getting much more affordable in India.

By Brian Spaen
4 days ago
Renewables

Traditional Energy Sees Decline In Texas As Wind Power Dominates The State

Wind energy faces a problem: energy demands are highest in middle of the day, but wind usually blows strongest at night. In Texas, however, strong midday gusts are making it difficult for natural gas to compete with wind power. 

By Maria Cook
4 days ago
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Scientists Use Solar Energy To Transform Seawater Into Drinking Water

In years past, developing freshwater from seawater was tricky, as water vapor had to be painstakingly extracted via distillation. But now, thanks to a breakthrough in distillation technology, the process can be solar-powered and far simpler. 

By Maria Cook
5 days ago
Renewables

Fatty Algae May Be Key Player In Replacing Fossil Fuels

Scientists have long dreamed of creating a cost-effective, reliable biofuel to rival traditional fuels. They're now one step closer, thanks to the invention of a genetically-modified fatty algae, produced to be ideal biofuel material. 

By Maria Cook
5 days ago
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Coal Production May Cost Three Times More Than Solar Energy By 2040

Energy production from coal-fired power plants is on the way out quicker than experts thought. A Bloomberg report details how solar and wind production will be cheaper by 2021, and that it could cost just a third of coal production by 2040.

By Brian Spaen
6 days ago
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High School Girls Invent Solar-Powered Tent For Homeless Community

Brought together by nonprofit DIY Girls, and a desire to help their community, a team of 12 teenage girls invented a cutting-edge, solar-powered tent to help with increasing homelessness in San Fernando Valley.

By Maria Cook
6 days ago
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Solar-Powered Well Achieves Water Harvesting In Deserts

One ambitious Dutch company has been able to harvest water in the hottest of desert climates. They achieved this by creating a solar-powered system that cools down metal plates to 50 degrees lower than the actual temperature, creating condensation.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
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Lyft Aims For Self-Driving Cars That Run 100% On Renewable Energy By 2025

Lyft announced last week that they are pushing to have their service run entirely by autonomous EVs by 2025, fueled 100 percent with renewable energy. The announcement comes as General Motors completes its biggest testing fleet yet.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
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London Plans To Launch Fully Sustainable Tidal-Powered School

To help London's image of using renewable energy, a local architecture firm is planning to build a new five-story school building. It will replace a landfill and will harness the busiest area of the Thames River than can generate tidal energy.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
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Renewable Energy Use In United States Reaches Major Milestone

For the first time in United States history, renewable energy generated over 10 percent of the country's total share of electric power. It's a new milestone that won't last long, as wind turbines and solar panels continue to be installed.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
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Solar Companies Return To Nevada With Promise Of Job Creation

Two years ago, Nevada passed legislation making it tough for the solar industry by limiting credits for those that sent green energy back to the grid. That prompted companies like SolarCity to move out, but a new bill reels them back in.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
Renewables

Innovative Solar Paint Turns Your Entire Home Into A Renewable Energy Source

Researchers in Australia created a paint that can generate hydrogen fuel from sunlight and moist air. Not quite ready for the shelves at Home Depot, the team does anticipate the paint to be available for sale within the next five years.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 weeks ago
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Self-Driving Electric Buses Set To Launch In Finland This Year

This fall, Finland will launch a pair of self-driving electric buses for public transit in Helsinki. The buses are part of Finland's Sohjoa project, an EU-financed initiative focused on bringing energy efficiency to European cities. 

By Maria Cook
2 weeks ago
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