As news broke today that President Trump is planning to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, two East Coast companies made final arrangements to shutter three coal-fired power plants.

On June 1, Public Service Enterprise Group, the parent of PSEG Power, will retire the two largest coal plants remaining in New Jersey. The Mercer and Hudson generating stations will close on Thursday, as inexpensive natural gas continues to force coal off of the grid in states across the country.

Natural gas prices hit their lowest levels in nearly 20 years in 2016. Meanwhile, U.S. coal use declined by 18 percent nationwide

Solar has been on an amazing growth trajectory. As we approach 2 million homes with solar power, we need something more beautiful to reach the mass market. Enter the Tesla solar roof.

Tesla’s solar roof has redefined the popular conception of what residential solar can be. For an industry that has done very little product-level innovation, Tesla’s new product is a radical reimagining that has left consumers in awe.

Industry wonks have tried to make sense of Tesla’s solar roof by digging into the numbers and converting dollars per watt to dollars per square foot. But in the mind of the customer,

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Solar has been on an amazing growth trajectory. As we approach the milestone of 2 million homes with solar power, we need something more beautiful to reach the mass market. Enter the Tesla solar roof.

Tesla’s solar roof has redefined the popular conception of what residential solar can be. In an industry that has done very little product-level innovation, Tesla’s new product is a radical reimagining that has left consumers in awe.

Industry wonks have tried to make sense of Tesla’s solar roof by digging into the numbers and converting dollars per watt to dollars per square foot. But in the mind of

A Seattle-based startup is taking some of the most talked-about technology applications -- machine learning, high-frequency trading, and peer-to-peer selling -- and applying them to retail energy markets.

The 15-person company, called Drift, is attempting to change electricity delivery in deregulated markets by connecting consumers directly to energy producers on a cryptographically secure system (think blockchain), allowing it to granularly match a customer's environmental or cost preferences.

Drift is made up of engineers who've worked at Amazon, Google and Microsoft; a data scientist from Argonne National Laboratory; a head of marketing from Uber; and a former FERC attorney.

Greg Robinson, the co-founder and CEO,

Solar and wind are outpacing coal and natural gas in terms of job creation, both in the United States and around the world.

In a report released Tuesday, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reported that employment in the renewable energy sector, including solar, wind, biofuels, hydropower and other carbon-free resources, rose to 9.8 million people in 2016, a 1.1 percent increase from the previous year. 

Excluding large hydropower, the green power sector employed 8.3 million people in 2016, featuring a growth rate of 2.8 percent, according to IRENA's annual jobs review. That’s the lowest growth rate the organization has tracked since 2012,

Trump Is Abandoning the Paris Climate Deal, According to Reports

Donald Trump's advisers and cabinet officials have been fiercely debating whether to abandon the Paris climate agreement. It appears the president has finally made up his mind.

According to Axios, Trump plans to formally exit the agreement, which seeks to limit global temperature rise through voluntary emissions targets.

The accord has been ratified by 147 countries. It marked the first time that developed and developing countries rallied around a common set of emissions targets.

"Details on how the withdrawal will be executed are being worked out by a small team including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt," writes Axios reporter Jonathan Swain.

Despite support

French energy giant Engie is adding the European operations of bankrupt solar installer Sungevity to its growing portfolio of distributed energy offerings, according to reports.

GTM covered and broke the news of Sungevity's recent descent into layoffs, obfuscation, bankruptcy and eventual sale to private equity firm Northern Pacific Group for $50 million.

The U.S.-based part of the company was rechristened as Solar Spectrum. The last vestige of the firm, its Netherlands-based European arm, was acquired by Engie for an undisclosed amount. (One would assume it was a relative bargain for the acquirer.)

The wind-down of the U.S. business involved several

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