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3 Reasons Why California’s Fire Risk Won’t Dampen Anytime Soon

A man watches the Thomas Fire in the hills above Carpinteria, California.

The Thomas Fire, the fifth largest wildfire in California history, is a harbinger of things to come in the West.

(Image credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

World Bank Puts Fossil Fuels On Notice

The World Bank Group (WBG) yesterday during the One Planet Summit in Paris said that, as of 2019, it will no longer finance exploration for and production of oil and gas.

Winemakers Worry Wildfires Will Leave Whiff Of Ashtray In Their Wine

Smoke from wildfires, like this lingering cloud in Sonoma County, Calif., in October, may be responsible for creating an off taste in wine.

Grapes exposed to smoke from wildfires can absorb compounds that carry over into wine and ruin the flavor. The problem is only expected to grow as extreme weather events become more frequent.

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Israeli Solar Panel Cleaning Tech Firm Raises $13 Million

Israel-based Ecoppia yesterday said that it has raised $13 million, led by investors Swarth Group, GlenRock Israel, Gandyr Group, and Harel Group Insurance and Finance.

Brazil’s Largest Wind Company Has Big Plans to Dominate Solar

Brazil’s biggest wind company has set its sights on dominating the country’s nascent solar market. CPFL Energias Renovaveis SA has 1 MW of solar power in operation now, a pilot project in Sao Paulo State, but has plans to build another 450 MW. 

DOE Announces New R&D Effort for Offshore Wind

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry on Dec. 12 announced a significant new DOE commitment to advance offshore wind energy.

Without The U.S. Government, The World Unites To Fight Climate Change

France

The One Planet Summit went on without President Trump Tuesday. But state and local leaders in attendance renewed calls for adherence to the Paris Agreement targets, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.

(Image credit: Thibault Camus/AP)

DOE Puts $18.5 Million into US Offshore Wind Research

The U.S. Department of Energy is funding a new research consortium that will look into ways to reduce the cost of offshore wind in the U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry yesterday said that $18.5 million will be available for the R&D consortium.

California Storage Providers Help Balance Renewables on Japan’s Grid

Two California energy storage providers say they are deploying networks of systems in Japan to help the country use more renewable energy. Stem Inc., a California firm that provides energy storage solutions, said it’s deploying a network of systems with Mitsui & Co. Ltd., marking its first foray into Asian markets. 

California Firefighter On Battling The Thomas Wildfire

The Thomas Fire is now the fifth-largest fire in modern California history. NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks with battalion chief Fred Burris about what battling this wildfire is like.