Energy & Environment

The annual battle for renewables

Ethanol is now blended into 97% of the U.S. gasoline supply, helping to slash dependence on foreign oil, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save consumers at the pump. But EPA’s recently announced proposed targets for the inclusion of biofuels...

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Sorry, Mr. Speaker, this isn’t a 'better way'

The political attention of the country is, unsurprisingly, caught up in the presidential campaign at the moment.    As much of the political press wonders if House Speaker Paul Ryan will give Donald Trump his full support as...

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Divestment a flawed decision for endowments, pensions

Activists have gone to new lengths this year to promote fossil fuel divestment, occupying New York campus libraries and holding protests at the offices of major pension funds. The activity has led to some headlines, but few have asked the right...

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Who – truly – could be against saving Americans $60 billion?

Congress stands at the brink of progress. Really. Before the House and Senate lies the best chance in years to drive greater energy productivity into the U.S. economy, which will, in turn, put money back in the pockets of American consumers and...

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Aging law puts appliance innovation at risk

Imagine dishwashers that require two cycles to clean dishes, or dryers that have to run for longer to dry clothes. That’s the opposite of efficiency, and not what people expect from the home appliances that are supposed to reduce, ...

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