Germany's Effort at Clean Energy Proves Complex

The early stages of switching an entire nation's energy system from nuclear and fossil fuels to renewables are incredibly complex, as Germany is finding out. With a goal of switching to almost entirely solar and wind power by 2050, the nation's energy changes are for now leading to high prices, unexpected road bumps and some nervous stomachs. [New York Times]

The World Needs to Triple its Investments in Clean Energy Innovation

The world needs to triple its investments in clean energy research, suggests a new study by the Paris-based International Energy Agency. That's the bottom line if we're to have a chance of keeping a lid on global warming - to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. [Washington Post]

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Oil Exports Should Be Paired With Clean Energy Tax Breaks

With the House of Representatives passing a bill to lift restrictions on crude oil exports that faces a veto threat from the White House, the NY Times editorial board answers the question: "what if the industry and the Republicans offered a deal -- a bill, say, that would lift the ban on exports in exchange for a host of measures that could actually help in the fight against climate change?" [New York Times]

What Clean-Energy Innovators Can Learn from Apple

Some renewable energy investors say that we "need an Apollo Project for clean energy but it should be an effort that focuses on global deployment of technologies we already have--not on new invention." [Fortune]

Undamming Rivers: A Chance for New Clean Energy Source

As old hydropower dams are removed to undo major damage to fish populations and river ecosystems, some clean electricity is lost. One opportunity to free up migratory fish pathways while replacing the clean energy could be to install solar farms in drained reservoirs and wind turbines on hill ridge. [Yale e360]

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