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How U.S. Heartland States Make Renewable Energy Work

In the U.S. heartland, where retail electricity costs less than the national average, investing in renewable energy can guard against fossil fuel price volatility and save customers money. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy is a perfect example, recently announcing goals to double investment in renewable energy to $30 billion.

The Top 5 Energy and Climate Stories of 2014

Oil prices are plummeting, the United States and China made a major joint climate announcement, and renewable energy reached price parity with coal in a growing number of markets. Iconic tech companies—including Google and Apple—are playing a larger role in both renewable energy and home energy efficiency.

Against this backdrop, 2014 is on track to go down as the world’s hottest year ever recorded. Already, the first 10 months of 2014 have been the hottest on record globally. This is a troubling trend.

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