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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.


Biden’s Clean Electricity Standard is Overwhelmingly Popular

Photo: Campaign/Flickr

Joe Biden’s vision for a clean energy future mobilized key constituencies to deliver the White House and Congress for Democrats. And the data shows that people were excited about Biden’s climate plan. In fact, climate likely decided the election by expanding Biden’s coalition in key states. It was the number one motivating issue for 18-44 year olds who backed Biden in 2020 after not voting or voting third party in 2016. Now, Congressional Democrats can make good on the climate agenda that swept them into power — including by passing Biden’s proposed Clean Electricity Standard.


For Clean Energy, Buy American or Buy It Quick and Cheap?

By Noam Scheiber Photo: Theophile Trossat

President Biden says slowing climate change will create jobs. Tension between unions and environmentalists shows it’s not so simple.


Biden faces tough choice over a battery plant in Georgia

By Gavin Bade Photo by David Goldman

President Joe Biden’s ambitious electric vehicle plan has run into a huge hurdle with U.S. trade law, forcing him to choose between swing-state jobs and American intellectual property rules that have come under intense scrutiny during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The Plan to Build a Global Network of Floating Power Stations

By Daniel Oberhaus Photo: Getty Images

A lot of thermal energy is trapped in the ocean. An ex-NASA researcher has figured out how it might generate unlimited clean power for aquatic robots.


EIA forecasts less power generation from natural gas as a result of rising fuel costs

By Tyler Hodge

In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released on January 12, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that generation from natural gas-fired power plants in the U.S. electric power sector will decline by about 8% in 2021.


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 in the country. Despite these trials taking the forefront in most minds, a pause button is never pushed on another even more daunting challenge: climate change.


With Biden, The Whole Climate Will Change

Ken Silverstein Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

During the Trump Administration, a dark cloud hung over the nation’s environmental movement and specifically any attempts to mitigate climate change. But the election of Joe Biden to the presidency will change that — certainly by executive orders but perhaps by legislative actions.


Renewable energy could power the world by 2050

By Paul Brown By Jason Blackeye

Wind, water and solar sources − the renewable energy trio − could meet almost all the needs of our power-hungry society in 30 years. The post Renewable energy could power the world by 2050 appeared first on Climate News Network.


Renewable energy is growing fast in the U.S., but fossil fuels still dominate

By Drew Desilver

Most Americans (77%) say it’s more important for the United States to develop alternative energy sources, such as solar and wind power, than to produce more coal, oil and other fossil fuels, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Which raises the question: How does the U.S. meet its vast energy needs, and how, if at all, has that changed?