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In one of the reddest states in the nation, one utility is turning green.
As debate rages between industry and environmental groups over how new emissions restrictions will affect coal
-fired power plants, Nebraska’s Omaha Public Power ...
researchers and economic experts have pooled their knowledge to draw up a map of what actions leading countries should take in the battle against man-driven carbon emissions.
In a recent report from a United Nations (UN) ...
Australia's reversal on climate
change action will ultimately not stick because the rest of the world will make clear that it is unacceptable, globally renowned economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs says.
Speaking to Fairfax Media, Professor ...
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and the former Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create so-called “marine protected areas” in Southern ...
The greening of American energy is both real and profound. Since President Obama took office, the nation's solar capacity has increased more than tenfold. Wind power has more than doubled, to 60,000 megawatts -- enough to power nearly 20 million ...
Are there any self-respecting environmental organizations out there that are still behind President Obama? After his State of the Union on Tuesday it's hard to imagine there could be. In his address, Obama proudly declared, "The 'all the above' ...
China's latest spell of severe pollution can be seen from space. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the thick smog lingering over China, from Beijing to Shanghai, on Dec. 7. The haze is shown in gray, while the white areas ...
The leaders of the United Nations and World Ban
k have hatched a plan to make sure everybody in the world has access to electricity by 2030. It would involve a huge ramp-up in electricity generation, including continued growth in renewables, and ...
We are now at a tipping point that threatens to flip the world into a full blown climate
emergency. As the poorest and most vulnerable people of the world endure the increasingly damaging impacts of a warming world, tired excuses and calls to ...
The spruce man with the trim mustache and the grim-faced bodyguard is dozing in his seat. A flight attendant leaves him a hot towel, and then another. The bodyguard, who wears the uniform of the Kiribati National Police--the shoulder patch ...
The smoldering debate over whether coal
has a future in a low-carbon world has flared up with new intensity in Warsaw, the site of this month's annual United Nations negotiations  toward a global climate
treaty.With world coal
summit has opened in Warsaw, down the road from UN climate
talks. Poland stands accused of thumbing its nose at efforts to cut emissions by encouraging use of the most carbon-intense fuel. The BBC's Matt McGrath examined whether the ...
A few weeks after it finishes hosting United Nations talks on limiting fossil-fuel emissions, Poland may decide to double the size of one of its biggest coal
-burning power plants.
Prime Minister Donald Tusk in June revived a $3.8 billion ...
With fewer than 800 days left to agree a new UN pact on global warming, climate
negotiators gather in Warsaw next week armed with just the haziest outlines of a deal.
Following are the main issues facing the November 11-22 ...
After the hype in Stockholm comes the sober reality.
The world’s leaders now have a wealth of information on the causes and likely consequences of climate
change from the latest IPCC analysis - but what will they do about ...
The EPA is ready to roll out an updated version of proposed federal limits on how much carbon pollution can be released into the sky by future power plants. Already, critics say this pollution prevention initiative will ban
construction of new ...
Should oil and gas producers be allowed to hydraulically fracture wells even if there is a small but hard-to-quantify risk to the environment, property and human life?
That is the question politicians, environmentalists, local residents ...
President Obama is preparing regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, senior officials said Wednesday. The move would be the most consequential climate
policy step he could take and one likely to provoke legal ...
The Mauna Loa Observatory sits atop a hillside on the big island of Hawaii. And while that sounds as if it must be a place of calm and tranquility, on May 10, it became the world’s messenger of doom.
Using its tracking equipment, the ...
If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them. --Candidus in the Boston Gazette, 1772
Colorado Springs is Colorado`s second ...
Ripton environmentalist Bill McKibben delivered the keynote address at the March 16 Global Warming Conference in Montpelier. Excerpts:Last summer was very scary. By the time the summer was over, the Arctic had, in essence, melted. Eighty ...
I went to a meeting earlier this winter in the Colorado Governor`s Office. I’m not a regular.
The Governor, John Hickenlooper, Hick to his friends, had called the meeting with Boulder County Commissioners to discuss the county’s draft ...
A host of products and industrial processes are to be phased out from 2020, including some energy-efficient light bulbs, batteries and coal
technologies, as part of an international effort to reduce harmful mercury pollution.
The UK government recently lifted its moratorium on the controversial process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The technique involves pumping fluids into a well to recover natural gas from shale rock.
However, fracking has ...
Yes, elections do have consequences, and those associated with a likely continuation of disastrous Obama administration energy policies will be huge. Now in this coming new year, with his hold on the Oval Office secure for a final term, the ...