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Portugal just ran on 100% renewables for six days in a row

For nearly a week, the country of 10 million met customer needs with wind, hydro and solar — a test run for operating the grid without fossil fuels.
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As feds decide on hydrogen hubs, state policy could tilt playing field

Environmental interests call for separating hydrogen using sustainable energy sources, but a bill that would tilt subsidies toward that result has been slowed by the Shapiro administration.

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Everyone wants to build green energy projects. What's the holdup?

Proposals for wind, solar, and battery storage projects are running into a logjam of paperwork and grid connection issues.
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How Madison, Wisconsin, is building resilience against climate change

Madison is striving to reach 100% renewable energy and zero-net carbon emissions in city operations by 2030 and community-wide by 2050, according to its Climate Forward agenda. Progress is underway in achieving this, with almost 75% of the electricity for city operations coming from renewable energy.

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New Orleans plummets, Baton Rouge hits bottom of national clean energy rankings

Louisiana cities falling short on transportation, solar initiatives.

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LISTEN: Make the clean stuff cheap (with Eric Beinhocker and Doyne Farmer)

Until very recently, the prevailing wisdom cautioned that transitioning to a clean energy economy would be extremely expensive, and therefore only possible if undertaken slowly. New research upends that thinking—when it comes to going green, the faster we go, the cheaper it will be.

Britain enlists banks to fight climate change

Britain enlists banks to fight climate change

The financial industry will be relied on to meet climate goals. NatWest, a lender to oil giants, provides a template.