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Renewable energy industry news roundup: Jan. 31 - Feb. 7, 2016

Renewable energy industry news roundup: Jan. 31 - Feb. 7, 2016

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Europe reports doubled wind energy investments in 2015, President Obama seeks to increase the amount of funding toward clean energy, and Super Bowl 50 proves to be a green champion. Read these stories and more in this week's news roundup:

Climate change poses great threat to wildlife

John Anderson, senior director for permitting policy and environmental affairs at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), said that climate change, not wind turbines, poses the “greatest threat” to wildlife and that without “drastic steps” being taken, up to half of all species around the world will be lost “in our generation.”

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Obama calls for more clean-energy funding in budget

President Obama will send a budget to Congress that increases the amount of funding toward clean energy research and development by about 20 percent.

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MIT tool gives the cost of installing solar panels on any roof in your city

This year will see an increasing number of companies move beyond token green marketing campaigns and get serious about implementing and communicating meaningful sustainability programs.

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Super Bowl 50 an environmental sustainability champion

While earlier Super Bowls, including Super Bowl XLVIII and Super Bowl XLIX charted progress, Super Bowl 50 is an environmental sustainability champion of its own. This is due in part to the sustainable features of the stadium, a growing trend in sports and sustainability.

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