The current cold wave should remind us that integrity of the power grid depends on a diverse portfolio of generating option.
Energy & Environment
New rules released by the EPA this week to effectively ban the construction of new coal plants highlight the agency’s deep-seeded transparency problems and questionable scientific methodology.
Obama's National Climate Action Plan sets the country on a path to double its energy efficiency and reduce its carbon emissions by 17 percent (from 2005 levels) by 2020.
To the bitter disappointment of environmentalists and some state environmental officials, EPA's draft strategic plan promises significant cuts in just exactly the wrong place: in EPA's inspection and enforcement efforts.
The facts show the incentive for wind power is wildly popular on both sides of the aisle, not only for its effective, market-based design, but also for the economic development it helps create.
The PTC has become a proxy war for U.S. climate and energy policy.
The United States depends on coal for nearly 40 percent of its electricity supply, with 48 of 50 states using coal for electricity generation to some degree.
Government has traditionally invested in key industries (railroad, jet aircraft, computer technology) to improve their cost competitiveness until they have achieved scale.
Congress has an opportunity to mitigate the ills caused by an overabundance of deadlines in environmental laws.
EPA’s proposal for the 2014 RFS rules will slow development of newer advanced biofuels and increase emissions of greenhouse gases.