Clean Energy Technologies Advance in United States

ImagesWindmill in foreground, with large wind turbines in background, towering over grazing cows (AP Images)

Over the last five years, American inventors and investors have made significant progress in developing and deploying key clean energy technologies, supported by the policies of the Obama administration.

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Japan-U.S. Satellite to Gather Detailed Weather Data

NASA created this image showing how the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory will look when it reaches orbit.

Environmental research and weather forecasting will advance with the February 2014 launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory.

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U.S. Helps Vietnam Prepare for Climate Risks, Kerry Says

The southernmost tip of Vietnam is just slightly above sea level, and its major industries — agriculture, aquaculture and fishing — could all be affected if sea levels increase due to glacial melt. Current scientific models show ocean waters rising 1 meter on average by the end of this century.

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Kerry in Vietnam on Climate Change, Environment

“We are also working to stop the worst effects of climate change from happening in the first place, including by promoting clean-energy development and energy efficiency.”

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U.S. Will Show Climate Change Action at New Negotiating Round

This year's United Nations climate change meeting will be held in Warsaw, Poland.

A U.S. team goes to the 2013 round of negotiations on global climate change ready to demonstrate that the United States has taken “robust action” to reduce the nation’s level of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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U.S. Supports Governments Reforming Their Business Climate

USAID helps Rwandans build capacity to export products like coffee.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) says it partnered with a majority of the top-performing countries identified in a World Bank report as having successfully implemented reforms to create a legal and regulatory environment attractive to entrepreneurship and investment.

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U.S. Climate Negotiator Sees Path to New Global Agreement

Todd Stern (right), who has been engaged all year in negotiations on a second-generation climate agreement, is seen here with Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua at a May press briefing in Beijing.

By Charlene Porter IIP Staff Writer Washington, October 22, 2013   The chief U.S. climate negotiator is proposing the main pillars of a new world agreement to control greenhouse gases (GHGs) and limit climate change, pillars which allow greater flexibility in how nations move toward creating clean-energy economies. Todd Stern, representing the U.S. State Department […]

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Today’s Hot Will Be Tomorrow’s Cool, Research Shows

Underwater view, orange fan coral, blue water (Y.Stender,

By Charlene Porter IIP Staff Writer Washington, 18 October 2013 The weather that humans considered hot over the past century or so will be the kind of weather that future generations will find to be cool, according to new climate science reported in the journal Nature October 10. A research team at the University of […]

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G20 Pledges Action on Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases

Obama, left, and China's President Xi greet each other before their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit September 6 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Nations of the world’s leading economies rank climate change along with growth, jobs, investment and trade as a key issue of the future.

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Sweden, U.S. Launch Water Management Challenge

Christian Holmes and Gunilla Carlsson shaking hands (David M. Kahler)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Sweden’s development agency (Sida) announced the Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development.

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