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    1. Britain to Officially Shutter All Coal Power Plants by 2025 and Invest in Renewables

      Britain to Officially Shutter All Coal Power Plants by 2025 and Invest in Renewables

      Britain’s Secretary of Energy Gary Clark told the Guardian that the move sends a clear signal to the world that the U.K. is a good place to invest in clean energy. “Taking unabated coal power out of our energy mix and replacing it with cleaner technology, such as gas, will significantly reduce emissions from the UK’s energy use,” Clark noted. And the British government is clearly heeding its own advice when it comes to investing in alternative energy sources. The country is investing roughly $1.22 billion (730 million pounds), over the next two and a half years. The majority of that money is expected to go towards offshore wind farm developments.

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    2. The world's Renewable Energy Capacity is Now Higher Than Coal

      The world's Renewable Energy Capacity is Now Higher Than Coal

      For the first time, the generating capacity of renewable energy systems around the world has surpassed coal power. According to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the growth was in large part due to new installations of solar power and wind projects. The IEA reports half a million solar panels were installed every day in 2015, and two new wind turbines went up every hour in countries such as China. Leave no room for doubt; this is epic news.

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    3. US Energy Dept Says "Holy Grail" of Clean Energy Storage is Imminent

      US Energy Dept Says "Holy Grail" of Clean Energy Storage is Imminent

      Scientists at Harvard, MIT, Stanford, the Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge labs, and other agencies are working on energy storage projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, with their sights set on what the department calls the ‘holy grail’ of energy policy. The department says the industry could be transformed in as little as five to ten years. I think we have reached some holy grails in batteries–just in the sense of demonstrating that we can create a totally new approach to battery technology, make it work, make it commercially viable, and get it out there to let it do its thing,” said Ellen Williams, ARPA-E’s director.

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