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Renewable energy industry news roundup: Aug. 2-9, 2015

Renewable energy industry news roundup: Aug. 2-9, 2015

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This week in renewable energy news, Bill Gates takes to LinkedIn to explain why we need clean energy innovation, and the industry reacts to the United States’ Clean Power Plan.

Bill Gates: We need clean energy innovation

Read what Gates has to say on LinkedIn about climate change, fossil fuels, and wind and solar energy.

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3 major trends driving accelerating change in U.S. energy system

The Clean Power Plan is a huge and important step in the right direction. However, not everyone shares the arguments supporting the urgent need for this plan.

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Obama's sweeping climate plan would catapult our use of renewable energy

The regulations would provide a shot in the arm to renewable energy sources like solar and wind power, potentially serving as rocket fuel for the already rapidly growing U.S. clean energy sector.

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New gadget enables on-demand solar energy, without installing panels

Instead of generating solar energy onsite with a solar array, SunPort uses a small gadget that plugs into a standard wall socket and allows users to choose solar power on demand.

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