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Wind Generation Surpassed Hydroelectric Power in 2016 – U.S. EIA

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Last year, wind energy generation in the United States edged out conventional hydroelectric output, which has historically been the nation’s largest source of renewable energy, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a brief published March 6. Wind power now … Continue reading

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Report Finds Efficiency Could Replace Power from Indian Point Nuclear Plant in New York

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Last month, when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a deal to close the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant by 2021, some experts questioned whether the plant’s output could be replaced without relying on large quantities of natural gas. Indian … Continue reading

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Deal to Close Indian Point Nuclear Plant

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The Indian Point Nuclear Plant will close in four years, more than a decade ahead of schedule, a deal that “eliminates a major risk” to the safety of New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in his State of the State … Continue reading

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Benefits of State Clean Energy Mandates Outweigh Costs, Federal Report Finds

The costs associated with implementing state renewable-energy standards between now and mid-century will be far outweighed by the benefits to public health and the environment, a new federal report finds. The report was released jointly by the Lawrence Berkeley National … Continue reading

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First-in-the-Nation Offshore Wind Farm Comes Online in Rhode Island

Last week, America’s first offshore wind farm, a 30-megawatt project situated off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, began to deliver electricity into the New England Power grid. Proponents of the industry hope the pilot will jump-start a thriving … Continue reading

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Arctic Report Card 2016: Persistent Warming Triggering Profound Changes

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Persistent, rapid warming in the Arctic is producing unprecedented changes in the region’s ecosystem and wildlife, a phenomenon that has broad ramifications for the global environment and economy, an international team of scientists warn in the Arctic Report Card 2016, … Continue reading

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CSG/ERC Climate Plenary Highlights Global Changes, Local Opportunities

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By Rona Cohen In the summer of 2014, Jean Lemire, a Canadian documentary filmmaker and biologist, set sail in a 51-foot retrofitted fishing trawler and headed for the treacherous Northwest Passage, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Lemire was … Continue reading