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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.

Efficiency, Clean Energy Put Dent in CO2 Emissions

A new report shows electric power utilities are reducing carbon pollution that fuels climate change.

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.

Mexico, Canada, U.S. to Make Clean Power Pledge

North America's biggest countries will try to generate half of their electricity from zero-carbon sources.

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.

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.


New York: July Days Over 90 Degrees By mid-century in New York, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions

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