The world needs to be spending $800 billion a year more on clean energy if it’s to meet international climate goals. Given the $500 billion a year we already spend on fossil fuel subsidies, it should be within reach.
July 8, 2014 • 12:46 PM • Share
The Geowives, a social club for women whose husbands work in the energy industry, is having difficulty attracting new members, but the existing group remains committed to its Tuesday afternoon lunches.
June 23, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
Most scientists oppose Russ George’s efforts to fix the world’s climate. But who’s going to do something about it?
May 5, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
The price of this renewable energy source is now competitive with older, dirtier alternatives—and getting cheaper by the day.
April 30, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
It’s hard to overstate just how serious a threat our energy crisis is to every aspect of our current way of life. But the problem is hidden from view by oil and natural gas production numbers that look and feel just fine.
April 18, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
In Pennsylvania, opponents of gas drilling say regulators are slow and unprepared in responding to air quality complaints.
April 10, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Vehicle to grid technology has been talked about for a decade and half, and an industry consultant suggests it may finally start paying off.
October 21, 2013 • 5:53 PM • Share
In an excerpt from John Perlin’s new book, Let It Shine: The 6,000 Year Story of Solar Energy, the solar guru explains how making use of the sun’s energy is anything but a new technology.
September 17, 2013 • 8:00 AM • Share
There’s a raft of national benefits to being more energy efficient that don’t need to invoke climate or politics. So what’s the hold-up?
July 2, 2013 • 5:22 PM • Share
Two years after deciding to phase out nuclear power, Germany’s government just reported that it is still producing more energy than it needs.
April 2, 2013 • 9:18 AM • Share
The energy boom has the nation mired in chatter about a burgeoning job market, or panicked over certain environmental destruction. Instead, we should be asking: To whom will go the spoils of this bonanza, and on whose shoulders will the risks fall?
March 5, 2013 • 4:00 AM • Share
One small but important study shows that we could save money — and our behavior could change — if we were just given the right information.
September 26, 2012 • 4:00 AM • Share
Can we be smart enough to capitalize on the boom of dirty diesel fuel—recently listed as a carcinogen—to make renewables finally have an impact?
August 22, 2012 • 4:00 AM • Share
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