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New York Governor Urged to Enforce Statewide Ban of Plastic Bags

Nearly 200 organizations have countersigned a letter addressed to the Governor of New York and lawmakers to enact a state-wide ban on plastic bags, similar to one in California.
France and India make solar agreement

France and India Reaffirm Their Commitment to Solar Power

France is committing 700 million Euros to the India-based International Solar Alliance as part of a bi-partisan clean energy strategy.
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Ontario Launches New Cleantech Strategy to Combat Climate Change

Today, the Ontario Government announced a new Cleantech Strategy that will help business in the cleantech sector bring their products and services to market, while also helping the province achieve its greenhouse gas pollution targets.
Saudi Arabia sunrise

Sun Rises on Saudi Arabia’s New Power: Solar

There's a fresh wave of energy coursing through the veins of power in Saudi Arabia – and it isn't oil or gas! The world's largest oil producer is adopting a clean energy strategy built on solar and wind.
Plastic Bag Ban

Victoria’s Progressive Plastic Bag Ban Heads for Court

A Canadian city's plans to ban plastic bags this summer could be reversed after a court challenge was launched.
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California Targets 2030 for Electric Car Revolution

Up to 5 million electric cars could be on the roads of California by 2030 as part of a 'clean air' campaign engineered by governor Jerry Brown.
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Threat to 23,000 US Jobs amid Trump Solar Tax

Solar tariffs set to be introduced by the Trump administration will come with the loss of 23,000 US jobs in the first year alone, and significant setbacks in clean energy adoption.
Toronto Waterfront

Google Building Smart City in Toronto

Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. has just signed a deal with Waterfront Toronto to create a new kind of neighborhood demonstrating how data-driven technology can improve city life.$50 million...

WATCH: This Tea Party Conservative Knows How to Make Republicans Care About the Environment

If you thought all Tea Party conservatives and Trump supporters were anti-environmentalists, you'd be mistaken.Take, for example, Debbie Dooley, a co-founder of the Tea Party and a conservative environmentalist.In this video, she outlines some of...

The Impact of Trump’s Anti-Environment Executive Order on U.S. Climate Pledge

Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order, essentially eliminating policies set out by the Obama Administration to protect against climate change.The New York Times has a detailed look at what Trump's rollback of U.S. climate...