Electric Vehicles May Not Be Able to Avoid Road Maintenance Taxes for Much Longer
The federal government's purse for road maintenance depends on the 18 cents per gallon gasoline tax that the growing population of EVs has been evading.
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.
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.
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.
Democrats Are Not Trying to Take Away Your Hamburgers
The Green New Deal's advocates may not be coming down on meat, but if they did, they wouldn't be the first.
Democrats and Republicans Support Clean and Renewable Energy, a New Survey Finds
There are important distinctions to make between the two when it comes to policy resolutions like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, however.
What Can a President Do During a National Emergency Over Climate Change?
Environmental law experts say the presidential powers unlocked by declaring a national emergency are the wrong tools for solving the climate crisis.
Why Communities of Color Disproportionately Miss Out on the Benefits of Rooftop Solar Power
A recent study found that, even after controlling for income and homeownership, the racial and ethnic disparities remained.
Can the Green New Deal Really Meet America's Energy Needs Without Fossil Fuels?
Anything is possible, if you're willing to pay the price.
Will the Green New Deal Work? Here's What the Research Says.
The Green New Deal that some Democrats are now championing is unlike anything this country has ever done before. But scientists have been studying policies like these for decades, and their research can tell us a bit about what might happen should we pass this sweeping new vision for climate action and economic equality.
Why Solar Panels Should Go From Rooftops to Mountaintops
A new study finds that installing solar panels on snow-covered mountains could help close the gap between demand and production during the winter months.
Americans Used Less Coal This Year Than Any Year Since 1979
The low number is part of a steep and steady drop that's been ongoing since 2007.
What Do the Mid-Term Election Results Mean for Renewable Energy and Climate Change?
A number of ballot initiatives dealing with environmental issues were rejected by voters across the country, but governors and representatives with conservation bonafides can still pick up the slack.
D.C. Considers a Bill Committing to 100 Percent Renewable Energy
The proposed act would require Washington, D.C., to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2032.
Can California Actually Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2045?
Governor Jerry Brown has signed multiple pieces of legislation that codify California's ongoing transition away from relying on fossil fuels for energy.
California Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2045
Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday setting a goal of 100 percent renewable energy for the state by 2045.
After Filing a Big Climate Assessment, California Commits to 100 Percent Renewables
California is moving to require that the state gets 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources—such as wind, solar, and nuclear power—by 2045.
Why Renewable Energy Is Essential for the Caribbean
Caribbean countries must transform their energy systems by creating new, greener sources of power.
Wind and Solar Could Meet 80 Percent of Americans' Energy Needs
But getting there will require investment in better energy storage technologies.
White House Seeks Steep Cuts to Renewable Energy Research
A leaked budget proposal from the White House cuts funding to renewable energy research programs by 72 percent.