government policy

U.S. Pairs Up with Japan to Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Look out, battery electric vehicles: a new hydrogen fuel cell partnership with Japan aims to accelerate hydrogen fuel cell development in the U.S.

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Says Buh-Bye to Clean Power Plan — and Maybe His Job, Too

EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to kill the Clean Power Plan, but his exorbitant travel puts him at risk of losing his position…

Scotland Ramps Up Offshore Wind, Benefits Ripple Across the Pond

Politics have been getting in the way of the U.S. offshore wind industry, but Scotland's efforts to lower costs could help break the…

New Grid Study Finds Advantages of Coal — If Taxpayers Foot The Bill

A controversial new grid study notes the falling cost of electricity, which presents a formidable barrier to the future survival of coal power…

Trump Order Puts Nation’s Infrastructure at Risk for Climate Impacts

Trump's executive order on infrastructure doesn't address the main problems, it just puts U.S. taxpayers on the hook for flooding and climate change…

Seismologists Say Oklahoma’s Man-Made Earthquakes Can’t Be Un-Made Any Time Soon

Oklahoma's oil and gas industry has created a legacy of earthquake risks that could inhibit economic development, but wind power is riding to…

Who Wants Peter Thiel’s Dark Data Mining Company Out of Trump’s Favor?

With President Trump's Extreme Vetting policy in development, Peter Thiel's data company Palantir stands to benefit big time, thanks to the Paypal-founder's close…

98-Year Old Hawaiian Company Plunges Into The Hydrogen Future

A good sign that the hydrogen economy is not a dream: Hawaii-based Servco follows through on plans for a fueling station to support…

Will China and India Lead on Global Climate Action and Environmental Protection?

With President Trump's withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, India and China have an opportunity to lead the way…

Climate Change, Human Migration, and the Delusion of Isolation

Research suggests climate change could force between 200 and 500 million coastal residents from their homes in the next 30 to 80 years. Imagine…

San Diego Study Finds Cheaper, Greener Energy from Utility Leapfrog

A recent study found a surprise: San Diego can meet its climate change goals and lower electricity rates by circumventing the local utility.…

Even Smart People Are Still Arguing About Fossil-Free Electricity

At a pivotal moment for climate strategies, scientists and business leaders have started a public debate about how fast and how fully we…

Leaked DOE Grid Study Favors Renewables — Will Politics Intervene?

A new grid study ordered by Energy Secretary Rick Perry was reportedly intended to support coal and nuclear, but facts on the ground…

Tiny Signs of Consensus on Climate Change Emerge in U.S. Congress

The U.S. Department of Defense is emerging as a safe space in which Republican members of Congress can affirm support for action on…

Trump Stakes $46.2 Million on New Solar Power Technology

The Trump administration's Department of Energy appears to be solidly in favor of solar power, with new grants aimed at slashing costs and…