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Warning signs adorn the fence surrounding the compound housing the Hornsdale Power Reserve, featuring the world's largest lithium ion battery made by Tesla, during the official launch near Jamestown, Australia, on Friday. David Gray/Reuters hide caption

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Belinda Batten of Oregon State University stands in front of a wave energy generator prototype. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Oceans May Host Next Wave Of Renewable Energy

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Solar cells sit in the sun at the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in Desert Center, Calif. The people who run California's electric grid expect the solar power output to be cut roughly in half during the eclipse. Marcus Yam/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power

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A view of the newly-erected wind turbine on Tilos, Greece, part of a microgrid that, along with a solar park and a renewable battery system, will power the island. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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Why Greece Has Been Slow To Embrace Clean Energy

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Jayme Orrack oversees Xcel Energy's new wind farm in Courtenay, N.D. The wind farm started generating electricity late last year with 100 turbines that collectively generate 200 megawatts of electricity. Amy Sisk/Prairie Public Broadcasting hide caption

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The Rise Of Wind Energy Raises Questions About Its Reliability

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Reinford Farms has 700 dairy cows. As you can imagine, they produce a lot of ... um... material to be converted into electricity. Dani Fresh for WHYY hide caption

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Kevin Butt, Toyota's regional environmental sustainability director, at a facility that uses methane to generate clean electricity to help run Toyota's auto plant in central Kentucky. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Big Business Pushes Coal-Friendly Kentucky To Embrace Renewables

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Part of one of the world's biggest renewable energy systems, wind turbines dot the landscape on the edge of Sweetwater, Texas, along with a pump jack pulling up oil. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Wind Energy Takes Flight In The Heart Of Texas Oil Country

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About a quarter of California's electricity comes from renewable sources, like this wind farm outside San Diego. Lauren Sommer/KQED hide caption

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Renewable Energy Sector Remains Optimistic Amid Trump Policy Outlook

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A car drives by a Switch data center in Las Vegas on Sept. 9, 2015. In 2013, data centers consumed 2 percent of all U.S. power — triple what they used in 2000. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

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Logger Greg Hemmerich and his crew feed low-value trees into a wood chipper, before bringing the chips to ReEnergy Holdings' biomass plant in Lyonsdale, N.Y. David Sommerstein/NCPR hide caption

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Is Burning Trees Still Green? Some Experts Now Question Biomass

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On some sunny, spring days, California has more electricity than it can use, like from this solar farm in Fresno. Terry O'Rourke/NREL hide caption

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Who's In Charge? Getting Western States To Agree On Sharing Renewable Energy

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President Obama met with China's president, Xi Jinping, at an event linked to the international climate conference held late last year outside Paris. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Can The U.S. And China Keep Their Climate Pledges?

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The Noor I Concentrated Solar Power plant, shown on Thursday, is the first phase of a large solar thermal power plant that is intended to supply more than a million Moroccans with electricity. Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"Solar trees," which suspend solar panels over parking spaces in San Diego, collect electricity. Generating solar power like this is just one rung on a ladder the city will have to climb to reach 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. Clare Trageser /KPBS hide caption

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San Diego Mulls Whether To Let City, Not Utility, Buy Alternative Energy

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The Heartland Biogas facility in Weld County, Colo., is one of the country's largest waste treatment plants that converts methane to natural gas. Rebecca Jacobson/Inside Energy hide caption

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From Poop To Power: Colorado Explores New Sources Of Renewable Energy

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