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  1. Renewables to Overtake King Coal Under Obama Carbon Regs

    Finalized EPA rules announced by President Obama would reduce carbon emissions by shutting down coal-fired power plants, shifting U.S. energy mix by 2030

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  2. Renewable Minigrids Should Be the End Goal for Rural Poor

    Advocates say solar-powered devices, homes, and villages are a real alternative for electrification in developing economies, not just a standby measure

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  3. Nepal’s Hydropower Battered but not Beaten by the Quake

    Preliminary reports suggest that Nepal’s 25 April earthquake wrought extensive damage on the Himalayan nation's hydropower facilities, and also that the damage could have been far worse.

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  4. Hawaii Votes to Go 100% Renewable

    Hawaii’s legislature has voted to set the first 100-percent renewable power goal for a U.S. state, but it’s got growing global company

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  5. U.S. Hydropower Fleet has Upside Power and Storage Potential

    The Energy Department's first comprehensive hydropower assessment shows steady growth and plenty of headroom, especially for pumped hydro energy storage

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  6. NRC Opposes European Moves to Tighten Nuclear Safety Post-Fukushima

    Belgiums top nuclear regulator and an independent corrosion expert say all nuclear pressure vessels should be inspected after flaws are detected at two Belgian power plants. The NRC is unmoved.

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  7. Storing Solar Energy: A great idea caught on contested ground

    Combining solar power systems with energy storage promises cost-savings and value enhancements achievable for both technologies, but in key states utilities' protection of their bottom lines is getting in the way

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  8. European Grid Operators 1, Solar Eclipse 0

    Months of preparation paid off today for Europe's transmission system operators as their grids rode out a solar eclipse causing multi-gigawatt solar power swings

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  9. A Pumped Hydro Energy-Storage Renaissance

    Storage plants built for nuclear power are being revamped for wind and solar

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  10. Solar Eclipse Will Test European Power Grids

    A solar eclipse across Europe next Friday will slash generation from solar power plants. Grid operators are pulling out the stops preparing for both massive power supply swings and abnormal power consumption.

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