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California to rely on 100% clean electricity by 2045 under bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown

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Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:54pm

All of California’s electricity will come from clean power sources by 2045 under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, the latest in a series of ambitious goals set by the state to combat the effects of climate change.

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The world's largest solar farm rises in the remote Egyptian desert

Published: 
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:17pm

In 1913 on the outskirts of Cairo, an inventor from Philadelphia named Frank Shuman built the world’s first solar thermal power station, using the abundant Egyptian sunshine to pump 6,000 gallons of water a minute from the Nile to irrigate a nearby cotton field.

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The roiled solar power market shows how Trump's tariffs can disrupt an industry

Published: 
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:04pm

A 30% U.S. tariff on imported solar panels put in place last winter should have caused prices here to jump.

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Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents

Published: 
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 6:08pm

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc’s move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees.

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Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is turning to another resource to power the kingdom — sunshine

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Thu, 05/31/2018 - 6:19pm

Ever since a team of American geologists discovered oil in the Saudi Arabian desert 80 years ago, the kingdom’s vast crude reserves, estimated at one-fifth of the world’s total, have been the primary engine of its economic growth — and a major source of its international clout.