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Interactive Map Shows Details of EPA CO2 Emissions Plan

Interactive Map Shows Details of EPA CO2 Emissions Plan

The new Clean Power Plan the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled this week will affect about 1,000 fossil fuel-fired power plants across the U.S., and now the EPA has a new map that shows exactly where those power plants are and which states could be affected the most by the proposed new rule. … Read More

Global Renewables Report Card, Map Highlight China

Global Renewables Report Card, Map Highlight China

China is beating the U.S. in investments in each of those clean renewable power technologies, according to the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report released Tuesday by the Paris-based Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, or REN21.… Read More

Drought Prompts Fear of Blackouts at World Cup

Drought Prompts Fear of Blackouts at World Cup

Although recent rains have brought some relief, many parts of Brazil are in the grip of the most severe drought for years, and temperatures have been unusually high. In many areas, reservoirs at hydro plants – which produce about 70 percent of Brazil’s power – are at record lows. São Paulo state in the south-east, where the World Cup’s opening game… Read More

IEA Graphic Shows How to Radically Reduce CO2

IEA Graphic Shows How to Radically Reduce CO2

The IEA has created a fascinating interactive graphic to help people visualize how radically carbon dioxide emissions might need to be reduced by 2050 to prevent certain degrees of global warming… Read More

New Design Delivers Round-the-Clock Solar Power

New Design Delivers Round-the-Clock Solar Power

Solar power’s greatest drawback has always been that it is intermittent and, even in the sunniest climes, peak electricity demand is frequently in the evening when the Sun is going down. The engineering challenge has been to design a system in which enough of the Sun’s heat can be stored to produce full power continuously even on cloudy days – and… Read More

Building Bike Commuters, One Bike Lane at a Time

Building Bike Commuters, One Bike Lane at a Time

A bike, of course, offers a way to get exercise, reduce your carbon footprint or just have fun. But biking activity, in large part, is driven by the pedaling opportunities available in your community. And just about no matter where you are in the United States, the opportunities available aren't going to change much in the near future, according to… Read More

Dam It: Feds Say U.S. Can Double Hydropower

Dam It: Feds Say U.S. Can Double Hydropower

The DOE study suggests America’s rivers are troves of vast untapped hydropower potential and developing many of them could help combat climate change by helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation using fossil fuels.… Read More

Tech Giant Apple Details Its Progress on Climate Targets

Tech Giant Apple Details Its Progress on Climate Targets

Climate change is real and a real problem for the world, Apple said on Monday, announcing its progress on environment targets ahead of Earth Day. The technology company, publishing a video narrated by CEO Tim Cook on its green initiatives and updated environment web pages, claimed that 94 percent of its corporate facilities and 100 percent of its … Read More