Tariffs cloud the forecast for solar
Solar installations slumped 20 percent in the third quarter of 2018, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said yesterday, revealing the punishing impact of President Trump's tariffs on imported panels.
U.S. oil is surging. Here's what it means for the climate
The United States is exporting more oil than ever before. Some experts say that could increase emissions.
Inslee invokes Churchill as he rolls out climate legislation
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) unveiled an ambitious package of climate legislation yesterday, aiming to revive efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Evergreen State after a series of major policy defeats earlier this year.
Coal-rich Colo. starts hiking long road to green power
Colorado is in the vanguard of America's energy transition. The Rocky Mountain State's largest utility last week committed to slashing its emissions 80 percent by 2030 and zeroing them out by midcentury. And a day later, a municipal power company announced it, too, would eliminate its carbon emissions.
Even EPA doubts weakened rules will spur struggling industry
A tiny 17-megawatt power plant at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, is currently the only coal-fired plant on the drawing board in America — and EPA's proposed loosening of emissions standards yesterday to help President Trump's favorite fuel source is unlikely to change that.