Oil and gas, renewables, clean energy, COP21, carbon tax, shell, Leon Kaye

Shell CEO Creates Tension in the Fossil Fuel Industry with Call for Carbon Tax

A recent speech Shell CEO Ben van Beurden gave at an energy trade association meeting emphasized the need to build a global carbon…

National Carbon Commitments: Good, But Good Enough?

The UNFCCC's deadline has passed, and a preliminary vote is in: We've slashed the projected global temp for the next century, but not…

Bipartisan Carbon Tax Back From the Dead

These politicians believe a hefty corporate tax break is key to gaining bipartisan support for an aggressive carbon tax. Will it provide Republicans…
net zero wastewater treatment

Net Zero Lessons From A Wastewater Treatment Plant

New York City has set its sights on net zero energy for its wastewater treatment plants, demonstrating that net zero is a realistic…

Shell Abandons Arctic Drilling For “Foreseeable Future”

“This is a defining day for the Arctic. It’s a huge victory for the millions of people who stood up against Shell and…
Clinton Keystone XL Pipeline

Hillary Clinton Drops One Shoe On Keystone XL, White House Drops Another

It's toast: Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton clarified her opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline this week, and the White House backed her up.
Solar panels cover the roof of a Walmart store in Covina, California. The big-box retailer is one of nine companies to

Fortune 500 Companies Pledge to Go 100 Percent Renewable

Underscoring the buy-in of the business community on climate action is a bold commitment from a group of top Fortune 500 companies: to…

The Role Cities Can Play In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Cities use 78 percent of energy globally, according to a United Nations report, and produce over 60 percent of carbon emissions. So, they…
Cows graze in the shadow of a drilling rig in Rio Blanco County, Colorado.

New Fracking Report Reveals Network of Deceit: Big Green Radicals Bite Back

A new report from the so-called "Big Green Radical" organization Greenpeace reveals the fracking industry's influence on academic studies.

Fracking Chemicals Can Cause Endocrine Disruption and Illness, Says Study

Scientists have been debating the environmental impacts of fracking for years. But now there's a new study that confirms that exposure to fracking…
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California Democrats Cave In To Oil Lobby

A California Senate bill would have required a 50 percent reduction in petroleum use by 2030. Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown and…

Aspen Goes 100 Percent Renewable

Aspen, Colorado, just became the third U.S. city to meet all of its electricity needs with renewable energy.
Minigrid and PEU

Productive Energy Use: A Catalyzer for Rural Energy and Water Access

Pico-solar lighting and solar home systems have proved themselves as revolutionary entry-level energy access technologies for low-income rural communities. These technologies have kick-started…
When it comes to water and fracturing, it’s all about location and time.

The Clean Power Plan: What’s Water Got To Do With It?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan has been heralded as a major step toward a low-carbon economy in the United…

Report: Curb Carbon Emissions or Grow Money Trees

Citibank's new report says investing in low-carbon energy now would save everyone $1.8 trillion. In contrast, if everyone sits on the couch, eats…