Energy Secretary Rick Perry has ordered his department to produce a study on whether the ongoing shift toward renewable energy is affecting the reliability of the electrical grid. A number of experts, clean-energy advocates, and politicians on both sides of the aisle believe the study is intended to be biased in favor of the coal and nuclear industries, which have been struggling in recent years.
This hasn’t exactly been the best few months for Mother Earth. But no matter where you fall on climate change reform, you’d probably agree that conserving resources — such as money — is always a good thing. With an eye toward the smart use of both energy and your wallet, please enjoy this roundup of […]
Flint provided a dramatic backdrop for the pair — who were actually willing to discuss the systematic failures that led to the poisoning of an entire city.
While it might be well-known that deep pockets finance the big names in politics, there is little known about the private world they inhabit and how their money is allocated.
The Obama administration, in the first major review of the country’s coal program in three decades, on Friday ordered a pause on issuing coal-mining leases on federal land as part of new executive actions to fight climate change.
The Obama administration has finally passed judgment on the Keystone XL pipeline, and it’s a thumbs-down. The environmental arguments against it have always been impeccable. But it took America’s turn toward energy independence to cut down the economic case for it.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in a victory for environmentalists who have campaigned against the project for more than seven years
As electric utilities grapple with declining revenue, the rigidly traditional method used to determine a customer’s monthly bill is breaking apart.
Modernizing the electric grid and the emergency petroleum reserve were the cornerstones of a bill unveiled by leaders of the Senate energy committee
If Congress does not authorize funding for clean energy and efficiency innovations, the negative effects will be far-reaching.
An upcoming rule to protect the environment and communities near mountaintop-removal mining operations is contested by Big Coal.
The Tesla Powerwall can store power from solar panels, from the electricity grid at night when it is typically cheaper, and provide a secure backup in the case of a power outage.
Obama’s mentor at Harvard, Laurence Tribe, will argue on behalf of big coal which seeks to repeal the President’s EPA rules to curb carbon emissions.
While the frac sand industry has slowed due to cheap oil, American frac companies hope to expand due to tax breaks.
When on average, wealthier neighborhoods consume three times more water than less affluent ones, drought-afflicted Californians look to enforce water conservation edicts.
Six Greenpeace members board a Royal Dutch Shell oil rig to protest the energy company’s exploration and drilling of the Alaskan Arctic.