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Beyond Carbon Neutral: Microsoft Seeks to Be Carbon Negative

It seems that environmental, sustainability and governance (ESG) themes in corporate America are getting increased attention in 2020. Companies are ramping up their environmental efforts with big financial commitments. More ...
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Climate Change and ESG Investing Lands Perhaps the Biggest Financial Backer to Date

Two investing themes have become much more dominant of late. One concerns climate change, and the other has a partial overlap as it covers the ESG theme of environmental, social ...
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Are TerraForm Shareholders Getting Enough Premium in Their Buyout Offer?

While much attention has been given to efforts of moving beyond fossil fuel use in the twenty-first century, many infrastructure entities from utilities to investment companies to government-related entities have ...
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US Clean Energy 2020: The Glass Is Half Full — or Half Empty

The federal budget bill passed last week and signed by the president last Friday is the usual grab bag of funding for military and domestic programs, along with a generous ...
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A New Problem for Clean Energy: Dealing With Old Windmill Blades

If you live in a state where wind power is generating an increasing share of electricity, you've probably passed a windmill blade being towed down the highway and assumed that ...
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Rhode Island Rejects New Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant

A proposed 850 to 1,000 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant was denied a siting permit Tuesday following a four-year process that may still not be over. The proposed Clear ...
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Short Sellers Add Interest in Solar, Dodge Alt Energy Stocks

Short interest moves among solar and alternative energy stocks were mixed during the two-week reporting period that ended on October 15.  Of the companies we watch, short interest increased on ...
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Wind Power Could Meet 1,100% of Global Electricity Demand in 2040

Wind power currently generates about 0.3% of annual global electricity demand, or 69 terawatt-hours (TWh) of the 23,000 TWh total. The technical potential for offshore wind generation is 36,000 TWh ...
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Green Economy Generated $1.3 Trillion, 7% of US GDP

Trying to figure out just how important the green economy is to the entire U.S. economy has been as much an art as a science. The U.S. Department of Labor ...
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Renewable Energy to Supply Half of Global Electricity by 2050

In 2018, more than a quarter (28%) of global electricity was generated from renewable energy sources like solar, wind and hydro, with the latter being responsible for 96% of renewable ...
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Does Congress Vote on Tax Credits Improve Climate Change?

As U.S. tax credit policies near the end of their legislative lives, both houses of Congress are currently considering extending or expanding existing credits to support a goal of achieving ...
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Renewable Energy and Electric Cars Pressure Oil Economically as Well as Environmentally

Investing in renewable energy gets a lot of attention for being the "right thing" to do to save the planet from the effects of climate change. Rarely, however, is it ...
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Global Clean Energy Investment Down 14% in First Half of 2019

A 39% drop in Chinese investments in renewable energy sent global investment in new projects down by 14% to $117.6 billion in the first half of 2019. That's the lowest ...
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Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Falls Behind Renewables 

Coal-fired power plants generated more than 60 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity in April, a drop of 18.1% compared with April 2018. Renewables, including conventional hydropower, generated more than 65 ...
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Global Renewable Energy Investments to Reach $13.3 Trillion Through 2050

Worldwide demand for electricity is expected to rise 62% by 2050 and global generating capacity will nearly triple to meet that increased demand. Over the next 30 years, the total ...
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