UK almost doubles PV capacity in 12 months
by Ian Clover
Data from the DECC reveals the UK ended 2014 with 5 GW of cumulative solar capacity, having ended 2013 with just shy of 2.8 GW installed.
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Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic coast of the U.S. in the early morning hours of October 29, 2012. (NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using VIIRS Day-Night Band data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership.)

In a warming world, storms may be fewer but stronger
by Adam Voiland
Few images are as beautiful and as terrifying as a satellite view of a hurricane about to make landfall. On October 29, 2012, the Suomi NPP satellite captured an ominous nighttime view of Sandy—an enormous hybrid storm that was part hurricane, part Nor‘easter—churning off the coast of New Jersey.
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UK solar poised to cruise past 5GW milestone
by Jessica Shankleman
The UK’s installed solar power capacity is set to break through the 5GW milestone this month, according to new government figures which show generation capacity almost doubled in 2014.
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BMW working with Bosch and Vattenfall to recycle electric-car batteries for grid energy storage
by Stephen Edelstein
The German carmaker is working with Bosch and Swedish utility company Vattenfall on a project to repurpose used battery packs for grid energy storage.
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Ten energy-saving myths
by Barry Cinnamon
With energy prices changing so quickly — and new technologies ramping up into the marketplace — the “conventional wisdom” about energy is often wrong.
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Air pollution actually messes with your genes
by Amelia Urry
Breathing nasty urban pollution does more than clog up your lungs — it actually messes with your genes. This disturbing news comes from a paper published last month, and could change the way we think about pollution.
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Cartoon shows fossil fuel subsidies for what they are
by 350 dot org
This cartoon by Walkley award-winning First Dog on the Moon is great. Enjoy!
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Nothing can stop the US solar industry juggernaut now
by Tina Casey
The US solar industry has engineered a 1,200% increase in utility-scale capacity since 2008, according to a new blog post from the Energy Department. When you factor in the explosive rate of growth in small-scale solar, it’s clear that the current hiccup in the price of oil is not going to stop solar energy from advancing in the US market.
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Oscar-winning director, actor and longtime environmentalist, Robert Redford.

Robert Redford: ‘Fossil fuels need to stay in the ground, renewable energy is the future’.
by Stefanie Spear
Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman sat down today with Robert Redford, the Oscar-winning director, actor and longtime environmentalist, at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
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