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California Narrowly Upholds Key Policy For Solar Growth

California delivered a narrow victory to the solar industry, maintaining a policy that has underpinned solar's growth.

Europe Probes Wood Energy Market, Climate Impacts

American manufacturers complained that U.K. subsidies for wood pellets are pushing up their costs.

Coal Slides to New Low As Source of Electricity

The amount of electricity generated from coal in the U.S. slid to its lowest level since the 1970s in November.

Coal Moratorium Turns Spotlight to Oil, Gas Leases

A federal coal leasing review has brought new attention to oil and gas leasing on public lands.

Study: Grid For Renewables Key to Cutting Emissions

Carbon emissions could be dramatically cut with a new power grid based on renewables, a new study says.

China’s Coal Use Declines As Electricity Demand Falls Flat

The decline may help the country’s greenhouse gas emissions peak a decade earlier than expected.

Citing Climate Change, Obama Halts Federal Coal Leasing

The Obama administration has temporarily halted coal leasing on federal lands to address climate change.

States’ Electricity Goals Have Limited Reach: Study

A Berkeley National Laboratory report shows state electricity goals making a small dent in U.S. carbon emissions.

Solar Job Boom Continues As Prices Spur Demand

The solar power industry continued its hiring spree in 2015, growing 12 times faster than overall U.S. employment.

U.S. Coal Production Dropped to 30-Year Low in 2015

U.S. coal production in 2015 dropped to its lowest level in 30 years thanks in part to falling natural gas prices.

Hydropower Said to Put Climate, Biodiversity at Risk

Dam building in tropical forests could harm the climate and biodiversity, a new study says.

TransCanada Sues U.S. for Killing Keystone XL

TransCanada is suing the U.S. for $15 billion for killing the Keystone XL Pipeline.

2016: What to Look for in Energy and Climate

New commitments to renewables and the rippling effect of oil prices could dominate energy news in 2016.

The Biggest Energy and Climate Stories of 2015

A look at the biggest energy stories of 2015 — a year in which world leaders agreed to cut carbon emissions.

More Than 50,000 Wind Turbines Now Twirl Across U.S.

Wind power in the U.S. has grown to 70 gigawatts of generating capacity spread across 50,000 wind turbines.

North Carolina, Georgia Growing New Crop of Solar Farms

Large solar power installations are catching on quickly in North Carolina and Georgia as solar panel prices fall.

Decline of Tropical Animals Could Hasten Climate Change

The disappearance of large animals from tropical forests could hurt forests' ability to store carbon.

Study Says ‘Hydricity’ Could Boost the Use of Renewables

A new study shows that hydrogen could be used to help wind and solar provide power around the clock.

Global Aviation Emissions Deal Expected Next Year

The International Air Transport Association expects an emissions deal for the aviation industry in 2016.

World Unites, Delivers Hopeful Climate Deal

After decades of failed talks, a new climate pact from Paris gives the world hope it can limit global warming.

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Months of Warmer-Than-Normal Temperatures While any one month might reinforce the reality that the world is warming, it’s the trend that really stands out.

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