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Corporate renewable energy deals smash records in 2018

Non-fossil fuel sources of power are proving increasingly popular among businesses in the U.S., with corporate renewable energy deals set to reach a single-year record of five gigawatts by December.

Bursting 'carbon bubble' will leave trillions in stranded assets

Plunging prices for renewable energy and rapidly increasing investment in low-carbon technologies could leave fossil fuel companies with trillions in stranded assets and spark a global financial crisis, a new study has found.

Trump administration exempts Florida from offshore drilling

Washington - Under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday that he won’t allow offshore drilling in waters near Florida through 2024.

U.S. set to become a net energy exporter

By 2026 the U.S. is expected to become a net exporter of energy. By then the U.S. economy will be producing 20 percent more energy than today, with demand only having risen by five percent.

Japan's Monju fast-breeder nuclear reactor goes on scrap heap

Tsuruga - Japan has decided to finally scrap its Monju experimental fast-breeder nuclear reactor, once envisioned as being a savior for the resource-poor country's energy needs.

Trump's advisors want to privatize Native American lands

Two members of President-elect Donald Trump's Native American Affairs Coalition proposed on Monday that Native American lands be put into private ownership, giving them more control over their land. But there could be an ulterior motive behind the idea.

Stockholm’s electric ferry is set to make waves around the world Special

Stockholm - In a capital city built across 14 islands, ferries provide a crucial service. In August, this year, one of Stockholm’s ferries - in the space of just ten minutes - will create the world’s first zero-emission waves in maritime public transport.

Japan approves new energy policy, reinstating nuclear power

In a stunning reversal of previous government plans to mothball nuclear power plants, Japan's cabinet on Friday approved the Basic Energy Plan, making it the first comprehensive energy policy since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown.

Op-Ed: Australia’s massive 70% power price surge, an inexcusable mess

Sydney - You have to wonder if anyone in Australian government has a clue about economics at any level. The massive increase in electricity prices we’ve seen in recent years proves that they don’t. Costs have gone berserk.

Op-Ed: American Politicians Aren't Serious About Having An Energy Policy

While Hillary Clinton agrees with John McCain to suspend the 18.4 cents per gallon federal excise tax on gasoline for the summer driving season, Congress and President Bush can't reach a compromise on renewing tax credits for solar and wind power.

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