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Germany's clean energy
drive earned it a reputation as a green leader but a domestic row over coal has highlighted the challenge of balancing economic and environmental demands and threatens its ability to lead by example.Angela Merkel, ...
If you could pass legislation that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, return money to Massachusetts residents and businesses, increase the number of jobs
in the state, and accelerate the growth of the commonwealth’s clean energy
sector, why ...
The Millennium Development Goals were all contingent on having access to energy
services. If you want to get more children into school, you need energy
. To guarantee food security and manage water, you need energy
. To combat HIV/AIDS and reduce ...
Denmark has distinguished itself as the country moving the fastest toward the eventual replacement of fossil fuels. Its goal of 100 percent renewable energy
by 2050 is laudable, but the assumption that this path will reverse global warming while ...
A YouGov poll published last week found that 40% of voters wanted to hear more about the environment. They also wanted to hear more about education, pensions, foreign affairs and Europe. They have been disappointed.
It is too easy to ...
The UN climate chief, Christiana Figueres, has said there was “no space” for new coal developments and stressed the benefits of ambitious renewable energy
targets after a meeting with representatives from seven Australian governments.
Ten Western mountain towns feeling the effects of climate change are launching a campaign that targets the coal industry, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars a year from companies to help communities adapt.
The "Mountain Pact" towns ...
could economically provide China the majority of its energy
by midcentury, according to a new report.
The "China 2050 High Renewable Energy
Penetration Scenario and Roadmap Study" from the China National Renewable Energy
The epic drought in California is beatable and we can save the Colorado River. All of Southern California—including the massive farm fields in Imperial County, the grapes and golf courses in the Coachella Valley and Palm Springs, and every person ...
The end of the 2008 Democratic primary was a weird, drawn-out exercise in face-saving and point-making. Sometime around the end of March or the beginning of April of that year, it became apparent that Hillary Clinton had no viable path to the ...
A Wisconsin state board made up of elected officials voted 2-1 Tuesday to ban staff members of a small agency from on-the-job discussion or work related to climate change.
Staffers for the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands had ...
For more than a century, California has been the state where people flocked for a better life — 164,000 square miles of mountains, farmland and coastline, shimmering with ambition and dreams, money and beauty. It was the cutting-edge symbol of ...
There are immense water efficiencies to be gained, but any rational reorganization is blocked by the US financial oligarchy, which, controlling the entire political system, will not abide any impingement on its profits.
The unprecedented ...
The nonprofit launched by environmentalist Tom Steyer is shutting down its climate and energy
program, in a likely signal that the billionaire is shifting resources to his organization's political arm ahead of the presidential ...
It's not hard to see how energy
fits into Kevin Butt's business of assembling 2,000 cars a day."When we make cars, we argue about pennies sometimes," he said. "Make it better, but don't spend the money."Butt is the regional ...
The streets of this northwestern Chinese city were once packed with Ferraris, BMWs and other luxury cars. Now, they are all gone.
Average housing prices here have dropped by a quarter in two years. Driving across the city's downtown, you ...
President Obama sat down with Vice founder Shane Smith yesterday and talked candidly about a range of issues including Iran, gridlock in DC, ISIL, marijuana and climate change. And on climate change, he emphasized the urgency of action—and the ...
21 months and counting
What is development? To many conventional economists it has been China, though not without irony. Its export-led development model and advantage in all economic sectors created its superpower status, and left it ...
Scott Walker is killing it with Republicans. The Wisconsin governor is one of his party's rising stars--thanks to his ongoing and largely successful war against his state's labor unions, a fight that culminated Monday with the signing of a ...
The alarm bells of the climate crisis have been ringing in our ears for years and are getting louder all the time - yet humanity has failed to change course. What is wrong with us?
Many answers to that question have been offered, ranging ...
research, the United States is falling behind the pack. Sure, we’re in the middle – quite possibly the latter stages – of an oil and gas renaissance, but the nation’s energy
secure future, while paved with hydrocarbons, will ...
Rick Perry said carbon dioxide emissions in Texas were down because of "incentive-based regulation" during his time as governor. But the evidence shows a decline in manufacturing jobs
and federal energy
policies - not the state`s - are more ...
The European Union’s carbon market, designed to save the environment, is being undercut by a patchwork of national subsidies for renewables and misaligned energy
policies that have helped cut in half the volume of power being traded.The ...
Today’s announcement from the United Kingdom that the British Prime Minister -- with agreement from other major parties -- has agreed to phase out all ‘unabated coal fired generation’ is further evidence that developed countries are increasingly ...
State lawmakers are preparing a sweeping package of bills that would fulfill several of Gov. Jerry Brown's climate change objectives by increasing California's reliance on renewable energy
and alternative transportation fuels.