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Solar energy grows 30 percent in Texas, keeping pace with country

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A report released Friday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows the capacity of solar installations grew by more than 32 percent nationwide last year.
A Chinese investor gestures while standing in front of electronic displays showing stock prices in a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. Chinese stocks were volatile Friday and other Asian markets rebounded after a plunge in Chinese prices rattled global markets. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Asia benefiting most from Middle East oil market share battle

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One hundred and seventy-six years after the birth of John Boyd Dunlop, and the crude complex is coming under pressure again. It is Nonfarm Friday, which means that the market is all a’flustered, digesting the soon-to-be-revised official monthly US unemployment report. The report was fairly underwhelming from a headline perspective; only 151,000 jobs were created last […]
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Solar power hits the brakes amid incentive cuts in Asia, Europe

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As more countries begin to implement plans to reach climate goals agreed to in Paris last year, the global solar industry will again accelerate to about 20 percent annual growth over the next few years.
Wind turbines stand in this aerial photograph taken above the Haengwon Wind Farm in Jeju, South Korea, on Sunday, June 28, 2015. South Korea’s 15 trillion won ($13.3 billion) extra budget will channel money to the medical and tourism sectors as the Park administration seeks to cushion the impact of a deadly respiratory disease. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

GE launches new renewable energy business

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The new business unit is heavily focused on wind power and turbine manufacturing.
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Taller turbines could unlock more wind power, new government report finds

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A new government report finds that taller wind turbines could help the U.S. vastly expand its wind-generated electricity, throwing new weight behind a wind industry push to reach higher into the air.
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Commentary: Excess across the Energy Complex

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FuelFix Voices contributor Matt Smith looks at “six slices of excess” in the energy landscape.
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Citigroup says renewables will continue upward trajectory, even as crude tumbles

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Oil generates about 5 percent of global electricity and doesn’t generally compete directly with wind and solar power, Citigroup researchers said.
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A Bright Future for Renewable Energy

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During the preceding decade, adoption of renewable technologies experienced rapid growth. This advancement is in response to new technologies, available energy storage, policy changes, and greater investment in renewable sources. Renewables, solar and wind power especially, have far surpassed coal and natural gas in industry growth. According to an article in the Washington Post, energy […]
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California energy chief calls Jerry Brown’s fuel target a ‘moon shot’

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California has been setting the pace for U.S. policy on climate change and greenhouse gases.
A handful of corn is shown before it is processed at the Tall Corn Ethanol plant in Coon Rapids, Iowa. (AP file photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Ethanol joins U.S. fuels dominating global export market

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Exports of the additive derived from corn rose 31 percent this year to the highest level since 2011, meeting demand from South Korea to Persian Gulf oil producers.