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A new study just blew a hole in one of the strongest arguments against global warming

The oceans are warming up faster than we thought. While this is bad news for the planet, it's good news for climate change scientists who have — for the last two decades — puzzled over warming trends in ocean surface temperatures for nearly 20 years.<p>According to a big chunk of ocean surface …

Solar Panels Now So Cheap Manufacturers Probably Selling at Loss

Solar manufacturers led by China’s Trina Solar Ltd. are probably selling at a loss after prices fell to a record low this week.<p>The global spot market …

Blinded by the light: Solar farms are expected to outpace natural gas in the U.S.

<b>(AP)</b><p>One of the biggest winners of 2016 will likely be solar power<p>Bobby Magill<p>December 28, 2016 12:35am (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.</i><p>2016 is shaping up to be a milestone year for energy, and when the final accounting is done, one of the biggest winners is likely to be …

2016 was the year solar panels finally became cheaper than fossil fuels. Just wait for 2017

The renewable energy future will arrive when installing new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment in coal, natural gas or other options. If you ask the World Economic Forum (WEF), the day has arrived.<p>Solar and wind is now the same price or cheaper than new fossil fuel capacity in …

Renewable Energy

2 remarkable facts that illustrate solar power’s declining cost

It’s not “the cheapest electricity in the world,” but it’s getting really cheap.<p>Lately, the internet has been overrun with headlines about how solar energy has officially become the cheapest form of electricity in the world.<p>This is … not quite right. Solar has seen remarkable cost declines and is …

Renewable Energy

Las Vegas just became the largest US city to run solely on renewable energy

The city of Las Vegas officially achieved a milestone last week, when Boulder Solar 1 — a solar power plant on the edge of Boulder City, Nevada — …

Renewable Energy

Solar power becoming world's cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say

Solar power is becoming the cheapest way to generate electricity, according to leading analysts.<p>Data produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) …

If we develop Africa’s bioeconomy it will be as transformative for us as digital has been

The late 20th century was a period of unprecedented advancement in information and communications technology. The rapid adoption of mobile phones in Africa laid the groundwork for a digital economy.<p>According to a new study by the Stockholm Environment Institute, <i>Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies:</i> …

Innovation

Keynesian economics: is it time for the theory to rise from the dead?

John Maynard Keynes penned his General Theory in 1936. Faced with the upheaval of 2016, what would a cryogenically frozen Keynes do?<p>Imagine this. In late 1936, shortly after the publication of his classic General Theory, John Maynard Keynes is cryogenically frozen so he can return 80 years …

Economics

Six places where renewable energy is cheaper than fossil fuels

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>In the race to reduce the world's reliance on fossil fuels, cost is a huge factor. It's taken years, but advances in technology and increases in both efficiency and output have helped bring down the expense of renewable energy, which has in turn increased demand. Globally, fossil …

Could the Kashmir standoff trigger nuclear war?

It could be the storyline of a Bollywood film: Militants trained in Pakistan cross over to India’s side of Kashmir, inflict many casualties and bring …

Indian Bunker Building In Kashmir Sparks Fears Of War With Pakistan

Tensions between India and Pakistan continue to rise, with reports suggesting that New Delhi has ordered the construction of military bunkers in …

The British Are Finally Starting to Lose Big on Brexit

It’s time to pay the piper.<p>After months when economic data seemed to indicate that the British economy would shrug off its separation from the …