'Factbook' stirs debate on U.S. coal, renewable surge
U.S. renewables grew to 18% of all electricity last year. Natural gas jumped to 38%, up from 36% in 2018. Renewables surpassed coal generation for the first time ever over a monthly period.
'Breakthrough' membrane turns CO2 into fuel
Chemical engineers have developed a technology to dramatically improve the efficiency of the chemical conversion of CO2 to methanol, and they're aiming to deploy their technology at fossil fuel power plants to reduce emissions.
Deepwater Horizon spill 30% larger than estimated — study
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill spread significantly farther than previously known and had a "toxic impact" 30% larger than earlier estimates, according to a new study.
Report: Onshore wind faces slowdown without a 'game changer'
Transmission challenges, a lack of breakthrough technologies and competition from solar threaten the growth of onshore wind in the 2020s, according to a report last week from Wood Mackenzie.
NYC fossil fuel ban proposal sparks battle
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal last week to ban fossil fuels in the city is stirring a debate about whether the proposal would truly slash emissions and be achievable.