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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 collapse in the demand for oil and gas during the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted her well-laid plans and is forcing her to consider a new path.

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.  In 2020, that story was the emergence and subsequent consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.  In 2020, that story was the emergence and subsequent consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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 and refrigerators.

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
                                                               

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

By Joseph Lee Photo: Andrew Hay, Reuters

The pandemic has exacerbated severe energy and economic inequalities on Native lands in America – so people are turning to renewable energy

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