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Silvio contributes to several energy and climate-focused websites including CleanTechnica, The Energy Collective, Renew Economyand Grist. His posts, as well as guest posts from our network, appear here.

One Weird Trick To Power Your City with 100% Renewable Energy

April 23, 2014

It may sound like a weird trick, but bundling together power demand from thousands of utility customers into one large pool – a practice known as municipal aggregation – is helping cities across the United States get 100% renewable electricity, and Illinois is leading the trend.

Just How Off Is EIA’s Renewable Energy Outlook? How About 20+ Years?

April 22, 2014

The US Energy Information Administration’s renewable energy forecast could be underestimating growth by as much as 22 years, according to a new analysis.

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 4.17.14

April 17, 2014

Marcacci Communications publishes a daily roundup of energy and climate news and opinion. Inclusion of articles does not mean endorsement. 


EU to host industry talks ahead of setting 2030 climate goals (via Reuters)

Farmers seeking heat relief signal Brazil climate peril (via Bloomberg)

California drought/polar vortex jet stream pattern linked to global warming (via Weather Underground)


Is this the end of China’s coal boom? (via Climate Progress) 

North Carolina governor proposes new coal ash plan (via Citizen-Times/AP)


Yingli forms $160 million China solar project fund (via Recharge)

HSBC says wind and solar best picks in climate stocks (via Renew Economy)

Gaps linger between clean energy and bond market support, says report (via ClimateWire)

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Offshore Wind Advances in Rhode Island, Texas, Georgia

April 15, 2014

America’s nascent offshore wind industry took several steps forward over the past month with project announcements in Rhode Island, Texas, and Georgia.

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