Topic: Alternative Energy
Utilities Are Threatening to Deny Service If Pro-Gas Measures Aren't Adopted
National Grid sent many New York customers an email encouraging them to contact state officials in support of pipeline construction or risk shortages.
The Largest Dam Ever Built in India Could Cause More Harm Than Good
The government-backed project is aimed at preventing flooding in downstream areas but the possible environmental impact on local communities could outweigh the dam's benefits.
Jay Inslee's Latest Climate Proposal Goes Much Farther Than His Challenger's Plans
Ahead of the Democratic debates, Washington Governor Jay Inslee releases another slew of climate policies targeting fossil fuel production.
The Hiding Place: Inside the World's First Long-Term Storage Facility for Highly Radioactive Nuclear Waste
An excerpt from Robert Macfarlane's new book Underland.
Are There Potential Downsides of Going to 100 Percent Renewable Energy?
A new study looks at the danger to biodiversity that could come from increased mining of minerals used to create batteries for renewable energy technologies.
Trump's New Clean Energy Rule Is a Last-Ditch Effort to Save the Coal Industry
The Trump administration's replacement for Obama's signature climate rule is meant to be a lifeline for the nation's coal-fired power plants, but it may be too late.
The Oil Industry and Environmentalists Form an Odd Alliance Against Trump on Ethanol
It could be years before farmers see any gains from the rollback of E15 restrictions—or before oil interests and environmental groups see any losses.
Here's How the Oil Industry Plans to Solve Climate Change
The fossil fuel industry is pushing lawmakers to implement a tax on carbon emissions, but environmentalists are skeptical of its newfound support for climate action.
How Utilities Stall Progress on Alternative Energy
A new report from the Environmental Working Group claims that Duke Energy, the nation's largest utility, is holding back the transition away from fossil fuels.
Trump's Tax Plan Provided Massive Tax Breaks to the Oil Industry
A new report highlights the tax benefits of 60 of the largest American corporations.
Can Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies Pay for Beto O'Rourke's Climate Plan?
The Democratic candidate's first policy proposal calls for an end to tax breaks for the fossil fuel industry.
Citizens in Countries Where China Is Making Big Investments in Coal Prefer Renewables
A new multi-country survey found that there is little public support for coal projects in key countries for China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.
Opioids, Renewable Energy, and Fireballs: Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
Doctors are caught in an illicit opioid scheme, Washington State moves toward renewable energy, and a fireball lights up the Mid-Atlantic.
Why Is President Trump Attempting to Build Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Energy Program?
A global energy policy expert explains why one of the most oil-rich countries in the world is investing in nuclear and why Congress is concerned.
A Majority of Americans Oppose Nuclear Power. How Does Nuclear 'Dread' Affect Their Perceptions?
A new study finds that the public is more supportive of nuclear power when looking only at numbers about calculated risk—without knowing it's nuclear power they're dealing with.
How Battery-Based Storage Systems Are Leading More Germans to Opt for Solar Power
The budding popularity of solar panel and battery systems, driven by a drop in lithium-ion battery prices, has thrown a lifeline to Germany's moribund solar sector.
Could Climate Change Save the United States' Nuclear Energy Industry?
The Three Mile Island partial meltdown led the U.S. away from nuclear. Global warming might bring it back.