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Solar power's unstoppable rise: a new dawn in global energy

In a groundbreaking study, scientists assert that solar energy has reached a pivotal tipping point, ensuring its rapid and irreversible global proliferation.

Simrin Sirur reports for Mongabay.

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Minnesota adjusts solar incentives to prioritize low-income households

A new law requires Xcel Energy to dedicate half of its Solar Rewards program budget to income-qualified customers, a category that includes schools and nonprofits.
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The solar-panel backlash is here

On sunny days, some states can waste lots of clean energy. Their response has been to make panels less affordable.
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Georgia Power asks for state OK to tap more fossil fuels to meet demand it failed to forecast

Environmentalists concerned about Georgia Power electricity plans to add 30% more fossil fuels natural gas energy.
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World’s northernmost coal power plant shuts down

Longyearbyen at Svalbard switches from coal to diesel and halves the emission of CO2.
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The eco-friendly glass that's hard to crack

Scientists have developed an extremely strong glass which is less energy intensive to make than regular glass.
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Rooftop panel could make hydrogen fuel cheap—and commonplace

Solar panels are a wonderful way to capture the sun’s energy for electric power. Another way to use solar energy, fast-gaining traction around the world, is to drive chemical reactions with it and create fuels.