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Renewable energy industry news roundup: May 31-June 5, 2015

Ikea pledges $1.13 billion to renewable energy and climate change efforts

Image: Jin Zan/CC-BY-SA-3.0

This week inrenewable energy news,solar energy continues to shine, while some big companies put big money toward using clean energy sources and environmental responsibility in response to customer demand.

Solar energy investment gaining ground globally

Climate change is bringing more nations into the renewable energy fold as much as the possibility that the world would run out of fossil fuels. Solar power is among the fastest growing sources of clean energy, under the circumstances.

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In quake-prone Nepal, why solar power is an energy solution

Local solar companies have come together to deploy the sun’s energy to power homes, lights, and mobile-phone charging stations for relief workers and survivors across the country.

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Ikea pledges $1.13 billion to renewable energy and climate change efforts

The company, which had sales of €30bn last year, wants to generate all the energy used in its shops and factories from clean sources by 2020.

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Amazon customers push company to increase renewable energy use

Thousands of companies use Amazon Web Services to power their businesses. Now a growing number of those customers are pushing the cloud giant to be more open about what’s powering its data centers and are pushing it to use more green, renewable energy sources.

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