Blogs Policy

With Policy Help, IPCC Says Renewables Could Dominate Energy in 2050

  • Published: May 10th, 2011

A new special report from the UN climate panel suggests renewables could meet 80 percent of world energy demand by 2050.

Washington Eyes a Future Free of Coal Power — Almost

  • Published: May 3rd, 2011

Last week, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed a bill to close the state's only remaining coal-burning power plant.

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Sparks Conversation on Energy Safety

  • Published: Mar 15th, 2011

How will the ongoing Japanese nuclear crisis affect the US political consensus on nuclear energy?

Weekly Climate Science Roundup: Feb. 15 to 21

  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2011

Summaries of the previous week's most noteworthy climate science papers.

Increasing Energy Efficiency with New Federal Incentives

  • Published: Feb 3rd, 2011

A new government initiative aims to increase energy efficiency by 20 percent in America's commercial sector by 2020

A Million New Vehicles, but Unknown Emissions Savings

  • Published: Feb 2nd, 2011

The U.S. aims to be a leader in advanced technology cars, but a new analysis says building them isn't the only hold-up to reducing vehicle emissions.

Carbon Markets for Developing Communities

  • Published: Dec 29th, 2010

Carbon markets are primarily benefiting the largest emerging economies — but utilizing "suppressed demand" could help change that.

Getting the Carbon Out of Hydrocarbon Fuels

  • Published: Dec 22nd, 2010

Study shows how coal-to-liquid fuel technologies, if done right, could help reduce America's greenhouse gas emissions and dependency on foreign oil.