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New Tool Forecasts Local Power Generation

New Tool Forecasts Local Power Generation

  • Published: Dec 10th, 2018

By enabling meteorologists to routinely inform their viewers about local generation of renewable electricity, the tool increases viewers’ awareness that low-carbon energy sources are already practical and increasingly widespread.

Air Conditioning Costs Rise With Arizona’s Heat

Air Conditioning Costs Rise With Arizona’s Heat

  • Published: Jul 11th, 2018

Air conditioning is becoming more vital as temperatures rise, pushing up utility bills and putting comfortable levels of cooling out of the reach of some.

Report: The High Cost of Hot

Report: The High Cost of Hot

  • Published: Jul 11th, 2018

As additional carbon pollution continues to trap more and more heat in the atmosphere, the higher temperatures that result can come with a hefty price tag.

The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

  • Published: Dec 27th, 2017

Following a year of weather extremes, disasters and policy clashes, we asked our readers to help us pick out the most important climate stories from the U.S. in 2017.

Can Business Save the World from Climate Change?

Can Business Save the World from Climate Change?

  • Published: Aug 22nd, 2017

A growing number of initiatives are giving corporations the resources to help achieve global climate goals.

Massachusetts May Overlook Climate Impacts of Biofuels

Massachusetts May Overlook Climate Impacts of Biofuels

  • Published: Aug 7th, 2017

Massachusetts is considering classifying wood pellets and other tree products as renewable energy.

Planet Has Just 5 Percent Chance to Reach Paris Goal

Planet Has Just 5 Percent Chance to Reach Paris Goal

  • Published: Aug 5th, 2017

Economic, emissions and population trends point to a very small chance Earth will avoid warming more than 2°C.

Alphabet Turns to Molten Salt to Store Clean Energy

Alphabet Turns to Molten Salt to Store Clean Energy

  • Published: Aug 2nd, 2017

Alphabet has joined a growing list of technology companies developing energy storage for renewables.