Top climate hawk bashes first big offshore wind project
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a leading advocate for climate action, has been critical of a proposed 85-turbine project that would reduce emissions in Massachusetts. Whitehouse, a Democrat, says his state of Rhode Island has set a better example for how to build offshore wind facilities.
Just one new coal plant is planned — and it's on the ropes
Time is running out on plans to build a new coal plant in Kansas. The Holcomb 2 plant, an 895-megawatt unit planned by Sunflower Electric Power Corp., is the only new coal-fired power plant on the drawing board in America today.
Wind and solar prices continue to fall, but not as quickly
Renewable energy prices continue to fall in 2019, making wind and solar increasingly competitive against fossil fuels. But the price decline of renewables has moderated in recent years, meaning continued technological improvements and expanded scale are needed for them to become even cheaper.
GOP loss in Ky. doesn't mean coal country is quitting Trump
Coal country helped propel Donald Trump to a 30-point win in Kentucky three years ago. On Tuesday, it couldn't save Gov. Matt Bevin (R), who lost his bid for reelection to Andy Beshear, the Democratic attorney general.
Democratic sweep thrusts Va. into ambitious role on climate
Democrats wrested control of Virginia's General Assembly away from Republicans last night, paving the way for the Old Dominion to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and pursue legislation to boost renewable energy.