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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.

Is Nuclear Power Our Energy Future, Or in a Death Spiral?

Identical data yield drastically different conclusions about the role nuclear will play in meeting climate goals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Where Cows and Coal Rule, So Does CO2

Per capita carbon emissions are falling, but Wyoming's are still seven times the national average.

U.K. Plans to Shutter All Coal-Fired Power Plants by 2025

The U.K. plans to close all of its coal-fired power plants by 2025 to address climate change.

Energy Transition Underway Ahead of Paris Climate Talks

An International Energy Agency report shows that a global transition to cleaner energy is underway.

Why Today Is a Critical Moment for the Clean Power Plan

The federal government's signature climate policy is now open to legal challenges.

China Announces World’s Largest Cap and Trade Program

China announced the world's largest cap and trade program on Friday, in a step toward tackling climate change.

Nuclear Capacity Set to Grow by 45 Percent by 2035

Global nuclear power generation capacity could increase by more than 45 percent in the next 20 years.

Carbon Emissions From Power Plants Hit 27-Year Low

U.S. power plants emitted less carbon dioxide in April than at any point in the prior 27 years.

Renewables Outpace Nuclear in Major World Economies

Report shows renewables supply more electricity than nuclear in eight major world economies.

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Wild Winter Weather Some wild winter weather has hit parts of Central and Eastern regions of the U.S. in the past few weeks.

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