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5 Graphics That Show U.S. Climate Change Costs

5 Graphics That Show U.S. Climate Change Costs

Tuesday’s ”Risky Business” report laid out the financial impacts of climate change on the U.S. economy. The report dubs climate change an “interest-only loan,” meaning future generations will be stuck paying for the consequences of climate change we’re fueling with current greenhouse gas emissions. Behind the much-publicized report that was present… Read More

Texas Breaks Wind Power Production Record

Texas Breaks Wind Power Production Record

Texas, the nation’s largest wind power producer, hit a major milestone in March when it produced more wind power in a given moment than ever before, according to a new Energy Information Administration report.… Read More

New Report Puts Price Tag on Climate Change in U.S.

New Report Puts Price Tag on Climate Change in U.S.

NEW YORK — Climate change poses “multiple and significant risks” to the U.S. economy, particularly along coastlines and to the energy and agriculture sectors, a new report released Tuesday concludes. The report, the first to quantify the damage the American economy could sustain from unabated climate change, was compiled by the non-partisan Risky… Read More

Climate Change Puts World’s Energy Systems at Risk

Climate Change Puts World’s Energy Systems at Risk

Rising sea levels, extremes of weather and an increase in the frequency of droughts and floods will all play havoc with the world's energy systems as climate change takes hold, a new report has found. Energy companies are more often cited as part of the problem of climate change, generating the lion's share of the world's greenhouse gas emissions,… Read More

EPA Starts Taking Comments on Clean Power Plan

EPA Starts Taking Comments on Clean Power Plan

A four-month public comment period on the federal government’s plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric power plants began this week, allowing anyone to submit feedback through Oct. 16.… Read More

Derelict Oil Wells May Be Major Methane Emitters

Derelict Oil Wells May Be Major Methane Emitters

A Princeton University study has found that the hundreds of thousands of abandoned and plugged oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania together may be a significant source of leaking methane, suggesting that an unknown but possibly large number of defunct wells that go mostly unmonitored in oil and gas fields across the country could be a bigger source o… Read More

New Energy Maps Show 4 Cool Things About Renewables

New Energy Maps Show 4 Cool Things About Renewables

The Energy Information Administration's new U.S. Energy Mapping System has a lot to show about renewables — critical to reducing climate change-driving greenhouse gas emissions — in the U.S. and the spread of renewables development across the continent.… Read More

Clean Power Plan Exempts Major CO2 Emitters

Clean Power Plan Exempts Major CO2 Emitters

The Clean Power Plan, which aims to slash carbon emissions from existing electric power plants burning fossil fuel, may allow some of the most polluting coal-fired power plants in the country to continue operating without having to slash their emissions.… Read More