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Kickstarter: NY REV gets $175M for clean energy

In an effort to kickstart New York State's ambitious Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $175 million in awards for five clean energy projects on Thursday.

It's all about profit: French oil giant goes big on solar, biofuels

As the collapse in global oil prices wreaks havoc on the oil industry, Europe's second largest oil and gas company said it would ramp up investments in renewable energy.

Green electricity pledge: Starbucks, Walmart, Nike latest to join charge

Nine companies, including such household names as Goldman Sachs, Walmart and Starbucks, joined a green electricity campaign this week called RE100 that aims to promote the use of renewable energy resources for electricity as a way of combatting climate change.

Ambitious but unlikely: US Senate Dems unveil climate-focused energy bill

U.S. Senate Democrats revealed an ambitious climate and energy bill on Tuesday that would accelerate efforts to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions to levels below the targets pursued by the Obama administration.

Shifting focus: Owner of world's largest nuclear fleet looks to renewable energy

EDF, the state-controlled electric utility company based in Paris, France, is pinning its hopes for growth on renewable energy investments, including investments in markets outside of Europe.

Warm and fuzzy? US, China talk complicated clean tech issues at Seattle summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Seattle on Tuesday to kick off three days of high-level meetings with political leaders across the United States. Clean technology is likely to be one of the more complicated issues on the agenda for many of those meetings.

Catholics combatting climate change: Notre Dame denounces coal, citing Pope Francis

The University of Notre Dame said it would stop burning coal within five years and invest in renewable energy in response to Pope Francis' recent calls for Catholics to combat climate change.

Financial strain: CA climate law could squeeze public utility budgets

The legislation could amplify several financial issues likely to affect public power utilities over the medium to long term, according to Fitch Ratings.

California passes law accelerating renewable energy, energy efficiency targets

Under SB 350, the utilities would increase the share of electricity from renewable energy to 50 percent by 2030. The legislation would also mandate by 2030 a 50 percent increase in energy efficiency in buildings by that year.

The deal is sealed: US Navy makes historic purchase

The U.S. Department of the Navy just sealed the deal on the largest purchase of renewable energy ever made by a federal entity.