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California now has 100,000 electric vehicles on its roads, according to data collected by the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative. The number means that the Golden State has about 40% of the nation's EVs running on its highways and byways.

SolarPowerfields-090914.jpg The U.S. solar industry is the source of over half of new electric generation in the first half of 2014, accounting for 53%, compared with natural gas (30%), wind (14%), other (3%) and coal (0%).

Solar-090314.jpg The latest report, Solar Market Size Update 2014: Reform for the Long Haul. from Lux Research says that the solar industry should grow by 75% by 2019. Most of the growth, notes Lux, will come from China.

chinacoal-solarplant-082714.jpg China's coal consumption has decreased for the first time in the 21st century. According to an analysis by Greenpeace International, the decrease came even as the nation's gross domestic product [GDP] grew.