Conservative group drops proposed legal shield for Big Oil
The Climate Leadership Council is not your typical group of greens in favor of a carbon tax. It counts BP PLC, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC among its members, along with a healthy roster of prominent economists, elder Republican statesmen and other blue-chip corporations.
Huge Western coal burner ponders shift to renewables
Another Western utility thinks it can save money by swapping coal for renewables.
One of America's leading carbon cutters hits a wall
Massachusetts has long been one of America's most successful carbon cutters. The state regularly tops national energy efficiency rankings, helped launch the offshore wind industry in America and is a driving force behind a Northeastern cap-and-trade program for cars.
Wind turbines and fishing nets fight for offshore space
NORTH KINGSTON, R.I. — Offshore wind is closer than ever to being a reality in the United States. But it's facing new challenges — and opponents — as a major project seeks final approval from the Trump administration.
Behemoth coal plants threaten utilities' CO2 goals
Utilities have shuttered power plants at breakneck speed, but those units tend to be small and intermittently used. Many of the nation's biggest coal plants will continue to run for years, raising questions about the sector's ability to achieve deep cuts in carbon emissions.