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  • General Motors Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050

    Renewable EnergyGeneral Motors (GM) has been one of the United States’ leading corporate advocates for renewable energy for over two decades.  After getting started in the late 1980’s with several landfill gas projects, GM now boasts 22 facilities with solar arrays, three landfill gas sites and four wind farm projects.

    These ...

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  • Renewable Jobs Are Growing 12 Times As Fast As the U.S. Economy

    Based upon findings in a new report published by the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps program, renewable energy appears to be a significant factor in the recent resurgence of the United States economy. 

    The report estimates that wind and solar jobs are growing at a rate 12 times as ...

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  • Tesla Moves Beyond Electric Cars with New California Battery Farm

    TeslaElon Musk is one of the most energy-focused business leaders in the world today.  As a key decision maker for both Tesla and SolarCity, Musk has been able to advance one of the core goals of his business endeavors—increasing the role of renewable, sustainable energy in the global economy.  Now, ...

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  • Low Growth in Global Carbon Emissions Continues for Third Successive Year

    Low Growth in Global Carbon Emissions Continues for Third Successive YearBased on data recently released by researchers from the United Kingdom’s University of East Anglia (UEA), global efforts to curb carbon emissions have led to a third consecutive year of low growth.  Between 2010 and 2013, global carbon emissions grew at an average rate of 2.3 percent per year.  In ...

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  • Largest Military Solar Energy Project in Northeast Breaks Ground

    Largest Military Solar Energy Project in Northeast Breaks GroundOn December 20, 2016, a groundbreaking ceremony took place at New Jersey-based Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) to commemorate the construction of a new 16.5 megawatt solar energy project.  Built on top of a capped landfill, the project is set to become the largest military solar installation in the Northeast....

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