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This Is How the U.S. Power Grid Works

As part of "Grid Week" in mid-November, the U.S. Department of Energy shows how the power grid operates.

Clues Show How Green Electricity May Be in 2050

How people get their electricity and where it comes from is on the brink of major change in the U.S.

Report Maps Out Decarbonization Plan for U.S.

The U.S. is technologically able to kick its fossil fuels addiction by 2050, report says.

Climate Investments ‘Falling Short’ of 2°C Goal

Climate finance fell for the second year in a row to well below levels needed to meet the world's climate goal.

World Needs to Mind the Carbon Emissions Gap

The global effort to address carbon emissions is a start but it's not enough to avoid dangerous warming.

Post Climate Pact, IEA Warns Fossil Fuel Trends Dire

Despite gains in renewables, the world is still on dangerous energy-related emissions path, IEA warns.

UN Climate Report Rings Alarm, Offers Guidance

IPCC analysis of climate change has painted an ugly picture, but it also offers hope and guidance.

Cities Designed like Ecosystems Offer Untold Gains

For too long we have ignored the relationships between built and natural environments.

Hydropower May Be Huge Source of Methane Emissions

Hydropower reservoirs may be one of the biggest sources of GHG emissions, studies suggest.

From Grid Waste to Good Taste

An innovative farm is hoping to score a win-win by producing crops while reducing power grid waste.

Scientists: EPA Underestimating Renewables Potential

Electricity in the U.S. can be a lot more climate-friendly than the Obama administration expects it to be, a new report says.

Study: Renewables As Green As You’d Expect

Future wind and solar projects and metals used to build them will have a low environmental impact, study says.

Drought Dries Up California Hydropower

Normally, 20 percent of California’s power comes from hydroelectric sources. But not anymore.

World’s First Carbon Capture Power Plant Switches On

Canada's commercial CCS plant held up and proved that coal-burning is compatible with cutting emissions.

The Fuel You Use For Heating Depends on Where You Live

How you heat your home depends a lot on where you live, and it has implications on your carbon footprint.

Study: Natural Gas Reliance Impediment to Renewables

A new study suggests that U.S. reliance on natural gas is an impediment to developing wind and solar power.

Analysts, States Bullish on Success of Clean Power Plan

Morgan Stanley analysts upbeat about prospects of success of CO2 reduction goals.

Report: Prevent Climate Effects by Fixing World Economy

Reducing emissions can generate better growth than old high-carbon model, says co-author of report, Lord Stern.

The $90 Trillion Climate-Stabilizing Cookbook

A new report shows how the world could become wealthier by spending more on clean energy infrastructure.

Tropical Dams an Underestimated Methane Source

New data supports the idea that methane emissions from hydroelectric dams outweigh the benefits.

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CO2 From Power Plants Visualization of CO2 emissions from U.S. power plants burning fossil fuels.

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