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The utilities say their own “motivations are clear: Amendment 1 is designed to protect the use of solar energy in Florida but would ensure that government can manage its growth to protect the broader public interest.”

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Bennett cites a biomass plant by NOVEC as real-world example of how government can inspire utlities to cost-effectively generate electricity from renewable sources.

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The Paris Agreement goes into effect once 55 countries representing 55% of global emissions have sign on then actually joined it. Advocates hope that will happen in 2017.

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You can find the newest “Living Building” in Virginia Beach, VA courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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There is another dynamic in play which does not necesssarily show up as clearly in states where solar makes a lot more sense economically: the desire to be part of a like-minded community and share the learning experience of buying into a much-talked about technology that can scale to help reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Don’t discount the bragging rights from one’s rooftop.

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This year’s Earth Day and college graduation ceremonies set occurring this month and next provide a timely platform to spotlight what colleges and universities in the U.S. are doing to arm this generation’s ability to deal with the environmental challenges they will inherit in an economically sustainable manner. What follows is an unscientific and admittedly…

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Here’s a peak at what might be the second most cost-effective natural gas resource in the world — and it doesn’t involve hydraulic fracturing. Technically, it is a conventional gas play in Russia but not in the customary use of the word, and it does not involve Gazprom. It’s not conventional because it will take…

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