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‘A Slap in the Face’: The Pandemic Disrupts Young Oil Careers

By Clifford Krauss Photo: Brandon Thibodeaux, NYTimes
Sabrina Burns, a senior at the University of Texas at Austin, had thought she would be launching a lucrative career in the oil and gas industry when she graduated in a few months.  But the…
01/03/21
                                                               

The Top Energy Stories Of 2020

by Robert Rapier Illustration: Digital Montage
Some years there is an energy story so big that there’s no question it belongs at the top of the list. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. …
12/27/20
                                                               

Congress might pass a huge energy bill, and it’s actually pretty great

by David Roberts
Some years there is an energy story so big that there’s no question it belongs at the top of the list. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. …
12/23/20
                                                               

Climate Change Legislation Included in Coronavirus Relief Deal

By Coral Davenport
In the waning days of the 116th Congress, lawmakers have authorized $35 billion in spending on wind, solar and other clean power sources while curtailing the use of a potent planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners…
12/21/20
                                                               

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions set to drop to lowest level in three decades

By Steven Mufson
Greenhouse gases generated by the U.S. economy will slide 9.2 percent this year, tumbling to the lowest level in at least three decades, a new BloombergNEF study says.
11/20/20
                                                               

Coronavirus is Not Helping to Slow Down Climate Change

By Marco Tedesco Photo: dmbosstone/Flickr CC
The same level of emissions cuts reached during the pandemic would need to be repeated each year to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement by 2030.
10/08/20

What the coronavirus can teach us about fighting climate change

By Sarah Kaplan illustration: Michael Parkin for The Washington Post
The pandemic "provides feedback on a daily basis of what happens when you ignore science,” said atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe. Will that make people more willing to heed climate experts?
08/21/20

No power, poor cell service: pandemic exacerbates energy inequality for Native Americans

By Joseph Lee Photo: Andrew Hay, Reuters
Native people have long suffered poor infrastructure and high costs – so some communities are turning to renewables
08/12/20
                                                               

Climate Change and COVID-19: the Denial Playbook is the Same

By Augusta Wilson Photo: The White House
The Trump administration has responded to COVID-19 using tactics it honed in the climate arena: ignoring or burying scientific information, pushing misinformation, and silencing scientists who warn us of the dangers.
07/30/20