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Costs are falling for renewable energy stored in batteries

by Molly Wood Jan 29, 2019
Battery storage is getting to houses through electrical lines, maybe even yours.
"We're talking about about 80-85 percent cost reduction over the past decade for battery storage [of renewable energy]," said Ravi Manghani, director of energy storage at energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie.
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As Trump talks coal revival, China seeks props on the fuel's decline

by Scott Tong Feb 28, 2017
We now have three years of data points on where China’s coal and carbon emissions are heading: downward. It may have to do with China’s economy becoming less energy-intensive as it moves away from infrastructure and heavy industry. It may…

Why Bill Gates thinks alternative energy research has bipartisan support

by David Brancaccio Dec 13, 2016
Gates also spoke to us about the future of energy innovation and clean tech.
Bill Gates speaks during Forbes' Philanthropy Summit Awards dinner last year in New York City.
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Bill Gates on getting billionaires behind clean energy

by David Brancaccio Feb 23, 2016
The tech giant says "ruthless" private business thinking is necessary for energy innovation.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, directed his attention towards 15-year-olds in his annual letter to followers of the foundation.
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Tom Steyer talks climate change and the 2016 election

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Nov 20, 2015
The billionaire energy investor hasn't picked a favorite candidate yet.
Tom Steyer introduces a panel during the National Clean Energy Summit 6.0 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on August 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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America's tallest structure would generate power

by Jeff Tyler Mar 29, 2013
A Maryland energy company wants to build the world's third-tallest structure to generate downdraft power in the Arizona desert.

GE's CTO Mark Little on tech leaps in 2013, and 2012's Christmas Netflix outage

by Molly Wood Dec 27, 2012
General Electric's chief technology officer Mark Little talks about leaps forward in energy efficiency in the new year, and we breathe a sigh of relief after a brief Netflix outage.

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Breaking down Obama's '$90 billion' green investment

by Eve Troeh Oct 4, 2012
In last night's debate, Mitt Romney said the president gave $90 billion to the green energy world. That $90 billion number? That's right, sort of.

Delay in EPA gas rules may hurt cars

by Sarah Gardner Mar 20, 2012
A reported delay in cleaner fuels could harm the new engines designed to burn it.
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Scandal at Hewlett-Packard...

by Bill Radke Aug 9, 2010
... Where does the company go from here? Microsoft's "http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/08/09/am-microsoft-fixing-glitches-in-...