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U.S. on Track to Become Net Energy Exporter by 2026

The U.S. will become a net energy exporter by 2026, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Four Critical Energy Issues to Watch in 2017

As Donald Trump takes office, here are four energy issues to watch in 2017.

New EU Wood Energy Rules Threaten Climate, Forests

European power plants could keep claiming to be green while billowing pollution from wood until 2030.

Rick Perry Tapped to Run Energy Agency He Vowed to Kill

President-elect Trump has tapped former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to run the U.S. Department of Energy.

Renewables Poised for Rapid Growth Worldwide

Renewable energy is expected to be the source of about 28 percent of the world’s electricity by 2021.

U.S. Energy Shakeup Continues as Solar Capacity Triples

Solar power capacity in the U.S. is poised to nearly triple in size in less than three years by 2017.

Scientists Warn Negative Emissions Are a ‘Moral Hazard’

Removing carbon emissions from the atmosphere to prevent global warming is a fool’s game, scientists say.

Ethanol in U.S. Gas Tanks is Backfiring for Climate Change

Researchers say the Renewable Fuel Standard is failing to deliver on its environmental promises.

Study Finds Biofuels Worse for Climate than Gasoline

New research suggests American biofuels are doing more harm to the climate than good.

Biomass Power Slumps as EPA, Industry Spar on Science

Wood energy can help industries manage waste, but it's not as climate friendly as Congress claims.

Europe Aims to Close Loophole on Wood Energy

Europeans are working to close a loophole in their climate rules that promotes harmful wood energy.

Michigan Scientists See Urgency for Negative Emissions

Scientists say it is increasingly urgent to develop negative emissions technology to meet climate goals.

Court Decision on Climate Plan Jolts Carbon Prices

The Supreme Court's stay of the Clean Power Plan made carbon prices in the Northeast tumble.

Extreme Oil Prices May Be Costly to the Climate

Extreme high or low oil prices could prevent countries from keeping global warming from exceeding 2°C.

Power Plant Emissions Fall to Lowest Level in Decades

Falling carbon emissions from the electric power sector could help states meet their climate goals.

EPA Moves to Regulate Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

The EPA announced new methane emissions regulations for oil and gas operations on Thursday.

Global 2040 Forecast Sees Only Slight Fall in Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels will still be the dominate energy source on the planet in 2040, a U.S. government forecast shows.

Strong El Niño Helped Lower U.S. Heating Costs

The strong El Niño in the tropical Pacific contributed to lower energy demand in the U.S. this winter.

Utilities Cut Coal Use Amid Clean Power Plan Fight

Whatever the fate of the president's most sweeping climate policy, electric companies are looking beyond coal.

Low Oil Prices Force Slowdown of U.S. Tar Sands Project

Low oil prices and the loss of a contractor have forced a Utah oil sands project to slow to a near halt.

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