If we are going to achieve the 80 percent reduction in emissions proposed by state legislators in S.B. 32, we will need to think clearly about the role that natural gas plays now and the role that we envision for it in the future.
Jim Selman and Rinaldo Brutoco of the World Business Academy discuss The Clean Energy Moonshot Project.
There is good news about renewable energy, and it matters to all electricity consumers -- which means all of us. So why am I qualified to share these facts with you?
The EIA does offer a vital benchmark from which assumptions can be gleaned and estimates can be made, offering insight into the very opaque world of energy. But take predictions about the future with a huge grain of salt.
Almost every player has ties back to Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch, and despite previous failures, the formula is exactly the same.
Climate science suggests that unless we keep the temperature rise from the burning of fossil fuels under 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, catastrophic changes are likely to occur, including, as Greenstone points out, the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, which will reshape human life.
Don't hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its reliance on fossil fuels.
It is not possible to support the use of fossil fuels and the climate simultaneously. True climate leaders have no option but to tackle head-on the damaging economic entrenchment of the coal, oil and gas industry.
About 2.7 million people now make a living from the clean energy economy, and that number is constantly growing. These people are developing clean energy projects, crafting more energy-efficient appliances, constructing green buildings and retrofitting existing buildings, and more -- saving consumers money and driving down the carbon pollution that is fueling climate change.
"It's not enough anymore to think that if you don't live in a dry state you won't be affected. The water crisis affects us all in many ways. "
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
On the regulatory side of things, most -- but not all -- of the required governmental bodies have decided the Exelon Pepco merger is good with them. But there are some hold outs. Public Service Commissions in Maryland and the District of Columbia are still weighing the merits of the transaction.
The time and energy devoted by the government to increasing American oil drilling capacity may play well politically, but takes us further from the day we can replace fossil fuels with renewable energy.
For some that are struggling just to get by, it can be the only way the business manages to pay employees and keep the lights on. For others with a little more of a safety net, a big tax refund is a major opportunity.
Yes, the world doesn't need to tell India what to do because of our unique cultural value to the environment and our minimal contribution to historic carbon emissions, but neither can India's Prime minister continue to dwell in rhetoric and falsely lead the public into thinking he is doing enough to protect them.
EPA's latest regulatory scheme for coal ash is largely ineffective. Not only does it fail to address pressing threats that coal ash and its handling, storage and disposal demand, it also pushes responsibility for site inspections and regulation to states that are under no legal requirement to comply.