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A summary of today’s top climate and clean energy stories.
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USA: US-based entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled his proposed near-supersonic “Hyperloop” transport concept to link Los Angeles and San Francisco. (BBC)

USA: California, whose green ambitions helped the solar and wind industries take root, is taking an essential next step by proposing a sharp rise in energy storage to better integrate renewable power with the rest of the grid. (Reuters)

China: More efforts to fight droughts and floods are needed to ensure the safety of those affected by the disasters, Vice Premier Wang Yang said Monday. (Xinhua)

China: The latest NPD Solarbuzz Module Tracker Quarterly has been released and shows that quarterly solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments for the second quarter of 2013 exceeded 5.8 GW, a 21% growth over second quarter-2012 levels. (Clean Technica)

South Africa: The country’s leading cities have been challenged to combat climate change by limiting their carbon outputs. (News 24)

World Bank: Why is the world’s leading development bank concerned about climate change? Sustainable Development VP Rachel Kyte explains (National Journal)

Canada: The Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon has installed stained-glass windows capable of generating an estimated 2,500 kilowatt hours a year. (Business Green)

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