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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

Climate Impact on Vermont May Have Benefits

Climate Impact on Vermont May Have Benefits

Vermont is getting warmer and wetter, according to the first state-level climate assessment in the nation.… Read More

Map Shows Energy Installations In Extreme Weather’s Path

Map Shows Energy Installations In Extreme Weather’s Path

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has an online interactive map that will show all the major energy infrastructure for any given address in the U.S., allowing anyone to look closely at what power plants, refineries, oil wells, power lines and other installations might exist in a place that is vulnerable to extreme weather.… Read More

Clean Power Plan Follows Uneven CO2 Emissions Trend

Clean Power Plan Follows Uneven CO2 Emissions Trend

Though they have been trending downward nationwide, CO2 emissions from across the energy and electric power sectors have been intermittently rising and falling since 2005, the benchmark year for CO2 emissions cuts from fossil fuel-fired power plants under the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which was announced last week.… 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

EPA Aims To Slash Power Plant CO2 by 30 Percent

EPA Aims To Slash Power Plant CO2 by 30 Percent

Nearly every state in the U.S. now has a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal to meet as a way to curb climate change under the Obama administrations’ new Clean Power Plan announced Monday: Slash the country’s overall carbon pollution from the electric power sector by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.… Read More

CO2 Monitoring Could Be ‘Space-Based’ in Future

CO2 Monitoring Could Be ‘Space-Based’ in Future

Using satellites to measure atmospheric concentrations of climate change-fueling carbon dioxide originating from coal-fired power plants could help verify other countries’ claims about their emissions of greenhouse gases, helping regulators in the U.S. and abroad to enforce current and future international greenhouse gas emissions regulations, a ne… Read More

The Navajo Nation’s Shifting Sands of Climate Change

The Navajo Nation’s Shifting Sands of Climate Change

Few places are more exposed to the threats of climate change and drought than the Navajo Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. Here, livelihoods and traditions of the nearly 300,000 Navajo people are more tied to the land than most other Southwesterners.… Read More