Cooling Degree Days

  • Published: Aug 4th, 2021

As our global temperature rises, so does our need for air conditioning. The increased demand will pose several challenges like emitting more greenhouse gases, straining our aging power grids, and inflating our energy bills.

Hot Zones: Urban Heat Islands

Hot Zones: Urban Heat Islands

  • Published: Jul 14th, 2021

A new Climate Central analysis evaluates the intensity of urban heat islands in cities around the country. Read the report to find out about the factors that cause hotter temperatures in urban areas, the impacts, and the solutions.

In Atlantic City, rising seas threaten an already struggling industry

In Atlantic City, rising seas threaten an already struggling industry

  • Published: Jul 14th, 2021

The impacts from sea level rise affect almost every facet of life in Atlantic City, from its economy to its culture and physical landscape.

In Maine’s ‘City of Ships,’ climate change’s coastal threat is already here

In Maine’s ‘City of Ships,’ climate change’s coastal threat is already here

  • Published: Jul 6th, 2021

Rising sea levels have already diminished property values across New England.

Demand for wind energy workers outpacing supply in Iowa

Demand for wind energy workers outpacing supply in Iowa

  • Published: Jul 2nd, 2021

Of the nearly 500,000 Americans working in jobs that support the generation of renewable energy, including wind and solar, roughly 1,100 work in the cities of Des Moines and West Des Moines

The future of wind energy is floating turbines on the ocean

The future of wind energy is floating turbines on the ocean

  • Published: Jun 28th, 2021

Almost all the offshore wind turbines operating right now stand atop towers driven into sea beds. As the industry looks to push its turbines into deeper waters, technology is being developed so that wind farming can float.

Climate Extremes

Climate Extremes

  • Published: Jun 23rd, 2021

Climate extremes, like drought, heavy rain, and extreme heat are becoming more common—and more costly—as the climate changes.

The US East Coast is set to become a green energy job powerhouse

The US East Coast is set to become a green energy job powerhouse

  • Published: Jun 23rd, 2021

All of the pathways for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions are imagined under Princeton University’s Net Zero America project show enormous ramp-ups of electricity generated from wind turbines during the coming 30 years.