Renewable energy industry news roundup: Dec. 13–20, 2015

World markets react to the landmark Paris climate deal, the Environmental Protection Agency begins implementation of its Clean Energy Incentive Program and innovative New York architects propose a 40-block green space in the heart of New York City. These stories and more in this week's renewable energy industry news roundup.

Renewable energy industry news roundup: Dec. 13-20, 2015

Renewable energy stocks soar amid Paris climate deal

With renewable energy stocks on the rise, fossil fuel stocks tumbled after the agreement in which countries pledged to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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San Diego vows to move entirely to renewable energy in 20 years

The nation's eighth-largest city became the largest American municipality to pledge transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

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Environmental Protection Agency begins implementing Clean Energy Incentive Program

Part of the EPA's Clean Power Plan, the Clean Energy Incentive Program is designed to incentivize states to begin energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, including improving energy efficiency programs for low-income communities, by 2022.

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New York-based architecture firm proposes extensive green space in New York City

The plan would convert New York's iconic Broadway Street into a more than 40-block linear park for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Philips to power North American operations with wind energy

The Netherlands-based technology company will use wind energy to offset 100 percent of the electricity used at its North American operations by the end of 2016.

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Renewable energy passes the 50 percent mark for new U.S. electricity capacity

Electricity generated from renewable sources accounted for more than 50 percent of all new U.S. energy capacity installations, growing to 15.5 percent of total installed capacity and 13.5 percent of total electricity generation.

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