The world's two largest carbon emitters have signed pacts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The deals--actually eight projects demonstrating smart grid...
The document, similar to a previously leaked EU proposal for a chapter on energy which I wrote about here, makes it clear that the EU is looking to use this secretly negotiated trade pact as a back-door channel to get automatic, unfettered access to U.S. fracked gas and oil.
The world is aflame with new or intensifying conflicts. At first glance, these upheavals appear to be driven by their own idiosyncratic circumstances. But look more closely and they share several key characteristics -- notably, a witch's brew of ethnic, religious, and national antagonisms that have been stirred to the boiling point by a fixation on energy.
For the first time, a large fraction of the world's fossil fuels could be replaced at a lower cost by clean energy, with today's renewable technologies and prices. And virtually no further investments in fossil fuels make long-term economic sense.
By interrupting our normal pattern, we not only gain a fresh perspective, but we get to rest, refresh, and recharge. No matter how little time or money you think you have, you just can't afford not to take vacations!
Brainard was tapped to be on President Obama's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. He won first place honors from the 2008 Mayor's Climate Protection Awards Program. The most exciting news in his bio... he is a Republican!
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 5, 2014 H...
The court narrowly defined the question to decide in the case, limiting its review to the EPA's authority to require permits for greenhouse gas emissions from new and modified sources.
States may not have autonomy in setting carbon emission standards under Obama's blueprint, but they do have flexibility in meeting those standards. And that is how it should be.
In the past week we've received good news on major proposed coal projects that pose a threat to communities and beautiful places, from both the easter...
Everything technological uses some form of energy; grid power, batteries, or virtually any form of energy that can be used to feed a starving tech device is fair game, and it's sending us on a downward energy spiral
For businesses, not taking action to cut carbon pollution and address climate change is a business risk that can have serious results. According to "Risky Business," the groundbreaking new report by E2 co-chairs Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer, sea-level rise and coastal storms could sap $35 billion out of our economy every year.
While Ohio is the first state in the country to freeze its renewable energy standards, more than a dozen states have debated similar bills since 2013 -- a troubling trend led largely by well-funded extremists.
The world has changed a lot since Copenhagen: the science has become more alarming; the impacts more severe; and the politics more potent. The world's two biggest polluters -- China and the United States -- have put energy and climate change at the heart of their bilateral relationship.
The maps. It was initially all about the maps. But it is geography that unites and divides.
While uncertainty remains concerning the continuation of the federal tax subsidy programs for renewable energy, there is no doubt wind, solar, hydro, and even nuclear power should continue to play a growing part in America's energy production equation.