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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.

Renewable Energy Investments Set a Record in 2015

Global renewable energy investments are at a record high, but more investment is needed to limit warming.

China Sets Energy Consumption Cap For First Time

China has long been considering an energy cap to tackle smog and greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

Oil Leasing Protests a New Front in Climate Policy Fight?

Climate activists have pivoted from their fight against the Keystone XL Pipeline to protesting oil and gas leasing.

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.

Countries Embrace New Rules to Limit Airline Emissions

The United States and 22 other countries agree to cut airlines' emissions over the next 12 years.

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.

New Rules Would Cut Methane Vented on Public Lands

The federal government is proposing new rules for cutting methane emissions on public and tribal lands.

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.

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.

Africa Could Lead World on Green Energy

World Energy Outlook 2015 predicts Africa could be the first to power economic growth with renewables.

U.S. Government’s Energy Use Hits 40-Year Low

The federal government's energy consumption has reached its lowest level in 40 years.

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