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The cheap energy revolution is here, and coal won’t cut it

The cheap energy revolution is here, and coal won’t cut it

TOM RANDALL / BLOOMBERG - Wind and solar are about to become unstoppable, natural gas and oil production are approaching their peak, and electric cars [go to article]

Solar could beat coal to become the cheapest power on Earth

Solar could beat coal to become the cheapest power on Earth

JESSICA SHANKLEMAN and CHRIS MARTIN / BLOOMBERG - Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less [go to article]

Wind and solar aren’t crawling into a hole just yet

Wind and solar aren’t crawling into a hole just yet

MARK DRAJEM and ARI NATTER / BLOOMBERG - Renewable energy is not dead yet. An auction for the rights to build a wind farm offshore [go to article]

Our energy grid Is incredibly vulnerable

Our energy grid Is incredibly vulnerable

ROB VERCHICK / SLATE - When I dream about Hurricane Katrina (and I still do), it always starts with the refrigerators. Kenmore, GE, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Amana [go to article]

Microgrids: The future of smarter grid design and energy stability

Microgrids: The future of smarter grid design and energy stability

KYLE DOWNEY / LAW STREET - The infrastructure that moves energy throughout the United States is called the macrogrid, a colossal system [go to article]

As nuclear power plants close, states need to bet big on energy storage

As nuclear power plants close, states need to bet big on energy storage

ERIC DANIEL FOURNIER and ALEX RICKLEFS / THE CONVERSATION - Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) recently started the process of shutting down the Diablo [go to article]

America now has 27.2 gigawatts of solar energy: What does that mean?

America now has 27.2 gigawatts of solar energy: What does that mean?

DAVID J. UNGER / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - One million solar power installations now dot America's rooftops and landscape, an achievement being hailed [go to article]

Wind and solar are crushing fossil fuels

Wind and solar are crushing fossil fuels

TOM RANDALL / BLOOMBERG - Wind and solar have grown seemingly unstoppable. While two years of crashing prices for oil, natural gas, and coal triggered dramatic [go to article]

Report: Cheap natural gas leads to more plants and pollution

Report: Cheap natural gas leads to more plants and pollution

CAIN BURDEAU / AP / NJ HERALD - The nation's boom in cheap natural gas — often viewed as a clean energy source [go to article]

Earth has lost a third of arable land in past 40 years, scientists say

Earth has lost a third of arable land in past 40 years, scientists say

OLIVER MILMAN / THE GUARDIAN - The world has lost a third of its arable land due to erosion or pollution in the past 40 years, with potentially disastrous consequences 

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