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In the energy markets, Putin is winning the war

By Javier Blas Photo: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Europe’s energy crisis will test the resolve of Western governments to curb their addiction to Russian oil and gas.

08/10/22
                                                               

Europe is overheating. This climate-friendly AC could help.

By Pranshu Verma Photo: Jason Alden/Bloomberg News

The United Kingdom declared a national emergency this week during a historic heat wave that’s melted runways, snarled train travel and shattered temperature records. The devastation has been particularly acute in a country like England, where 95 percent of the population lacks air conditioning.

07/21/22
                                                               

Wind and solar provided record 10% of world’s power in 2021

By Robert Rapier Photo: Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Last week the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2o22 was released, covering energy data through 2021. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. It is a primary data source for numerous companies, government agencies, and non-government organizations.

07/04/22
                                                               

A land rush for renewable energy is transforming the Eastern Plains

By Mark Jaffe Photo: Olivia Sun, The Colorado Sun via Report for America

A race to meet state climate goals — and to get expiring federal tax credits along the way — has led to a flurry of wind and solar activity.

06/19/22
                                                               

A scientist explains why global warming can continue after emissions end

By Julien Emile-Geay Chart: The Conversation/CC-BY-ND

By now, few people question the reality that humans are altering Earth’s climate. The real question is: How quickly can we halt, even reverse, the damage? Part of the answer to this question lies in the concept of “committed warming,” also known as “pipeline warming.”

06/09/22
                                                               

A durable U.S. climate strategy … or a house of cards?

By Richard Richels, Benjamin Santer, Henry Jacoby, and Gary Yohe

We need to prepare to manage climate risks for decades, centuries ahead: How can we also manage inevitable shifting winds in priority setting?

06/06/22
                                                               

Creaky U.S. power grid threatens progress on renewables, EVs

By Tim McLaughlin Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Barria

After decades of struggle, the U.S. clean-energy business is booming, with soaring electric-car sales and fast growth in wind and solar power. That’s raising hopes for the fight against climate change.

05/12/22
                                                               

After pain at the pump comes the electric shock

Analysis by Liam Denning | Bloomberg Photo: Bloomberg Opinion

Americans are reminded about high gasoline prices daily, every time they drive. Another energy cost comes to their attention monthly: utility bills. These are now also rising, creating an added problem for households, for the president — and, as it happens, for utilities.

05/11/22
                                                               

UN: Renewables are key to cutting emissions over next decade

By Nidhi Subbaraman Photo: Preston Jessee/WSJ

Countries must make major, rapid shifts away from fossil fuels and to renewable energy to meet the goals in the 2015 Paris agreement, climate experts tapped by the United Nations said in a report released Monday.

04/04/22
                                                               
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Misinformation is derailing renewable energy projects

By Julia Simon Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP

On a winter night in early 2016, Jeremy Kitson gathered in his buddy’s large shed with some neighbors to plan their fight against a proposed wind farm in rural Van Wert County, Ohio. The project would be about a mile from his home.

03/28/22