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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.

States Cut Power Plant Emissions Ahead of New EPA Rule

Forty-two states are cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants ahead of a new EPA rule.

New Research Projects Could Revitalize Nuclear Power

The U.S. Department of Energy is betting that $60 million in research could breathe new life into nuclear energy.

G7 Carbon Goal May Come Too Late, Scientists Say

Leading climate scientists say the G7's decarbonization goal may be too little, too late.

Climate Plan Will Transform How You Get Your Electricity

Four things to know about how the Clean Power Plan will change how you get electricity.

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Winter Olympics in a Warming World If global warming continues unabated, only 6 of the 19 previous host cities could host the Winter Games again by the 2080s.

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