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Heat pumps could be key to fighting climate change, but how? We answer your burning questions

By Sabrina Shankman Photo: Ryan Huddle
Massachusetts has sworn to get 1 million homes and other buildings off fossil fuel by the end of the decade, a target made even more urgent by recent revelations that the climate is in worse…
08/25/21
                                                               

The Climate Crisis

We’re reaching the endgame on the climate crisis, as news from both poles made clear this week. In the Antarctic, researchers reported first data from uncrewed submarine trips beneath the crucial Thwaites Glacier
04/15/21
                                                               

The battle over climate change is boiling over on the home front

By Steven Mufson Photo: Barbara Sax/AFP/Getty Images
Municipalities want new buildings to go all electric, spurning gas-fired stoves and heating systems. The gas industry disagrees
02/23/21
                                                               

Proposals to prohibit natural gas bans may threaten cities’ clean energy goals

By Karen Uhlenhuth
Kansas and Missouri may become the next states to block cities from banning natural gas, with hearings on legislation in both states expected soon.
01/15/21
                                                               

What clean energy might look like in 2021

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen Photo: Uncredited
2020 was undoubtedly one of the most tumultuous years in American history — one that was rocked not only by a global health pandemic but also by unprecedented political divisions that infiltrated most facets of life…
01/14/21
                                                               

How a small Wisconsin city became a renewable energy leader

By Stephanie Manuzak
With a population of only about 16,000, River Falls, Wisconsin, is not a big city, but it’s taken big steps to promote renewable energy and help its residents cut carbon pollution. “You build up a…
01/07/21
                                                               

Top 10 Utility Regulation Trends of 2020

By Noah Garcia
In September, we published a list of the top 10 utility regulation trends of 2020 so far. With a tumultuous 2020 largely in the rearview mirror, we now look back on the 10 trends that defined the…
12/31/20
                                                               

Saul Griffith: Electrify Everything to Make the Future Awesome

Peter Sinclair
Description: Inventor and MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient Saul Griffith wants you to get excited about electrifying everything, and not just because it’ll create a cleaner, safer world. Running our energy system on renewable electricity will save…
12/09/20
                                                               

Riverhead Hears Solar Farm Concerns

By Beth Young
The Riverhead Town Board, which is considering a 12-month moratorium on considering solar farm applications after two major projects were proposed in the past year, heard concerns from several residents about the impact the installations…
09/02/20

Clean energy programs can help address some racial disparities, advocates say

By Kathiann M. Kowalski Photo: U.S. Airforce
Programs should recognize realities faced by Black Americans and other minorities, advocates add.
07/02/20