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After decades of dependency on coal for jobs, the Navajo Nation is turning to renewables. Two utility-scale solar farms have been built in recent years and another one is in the works. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Power lines and power-generating windmills rise above the rural landscape on June 13, 2018, near Dwight, Ill. Driven by falling costs, global spending on renewable energy sources like wind and solar is now outpacing investment in electricity from fossil fuels and nuclear power. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Pumpjacks like this one dot the desert of southeast New Mexico, as oil and gas companies rush to develop one of the largest oil reserves in the world. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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In Midst Of An Oil Boom, New Mexico Sets Bold New Climate Goals

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Solar panels are mounted on the roof of the Los Angeles Convention Center on September 5. The state's governor has signed a landmark bill setting a goal of 100 percent clean energy for the state's electrical needs, by the year 2045. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Entering the control room at Three Mile Island Unit 1 is like stepping back in time. Except for a few digital screens and new counters, much of the equipment is original to 1974, when the plant began generating electricity. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change

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Denver's newest skyscraper (center) followed new building codes for energy efficiency. The city wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Dan Boyce for NPR hide caption

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Despite Progress, Cities Struggle With Ambitious Climate Goals

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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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