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Alaska Wildlife Open for Drilling; Tepid Demand from Big Oil

The U.S. held a new Alaska oil lease auction last week. Results indicate that Trump's push to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife…

Is ExxonMobil Finally Standing Up For Climate Science, Or Just Showing Up Coal?

ExxonMobil has been the arch enemy of climate science and now suddenly the company is a warrior for climate action, thanks to a…

CEOs Showed Backbone in 2017; How More Can Step up Next Year

Over and over – from the proposed ban on transgender military services members to the proposal to end DACA protections for America’s DREAMers…

How Trump Could Revive The Cape Wind Offshore Wind Energy Project

President Trump is no fan of offshore wind turbines, but his administration could breathe new life into the Cape Wind offshore wind farm…

New Tax “Reform” Bill Guts Carbon Capture Lifeline For U.S. Coal Industry

More bad news for coal: the Republican-led tax "reform" bill could chop out a key provision that provides low cost funds for carbon…

The Renewable Energy Transition at Work In Wisconsin: It’s Complicated

Wisconsin's renewable energy profile is a little behind the national average, but it is strong enough to shutter coal power plants and attract…

Policy Points: When Employers Take the High Road, Society Moves Ahead

  By Michael Eberhart Forward-thinking business leaders are increasingly choosing to take the “high road” by offering their employees better wages, flexible schedules,…

Keystone XL Approval Brings High Risk, Few Jobs to Nebraska

A recent oil spill in South Dakota failed to rattle Nebraska regulators, who just approved a leg of the controversial Keystone XL oil…

In Futile Attempt to Remain Relevant, U.S. Tries to Sell Coal Stocks to Developing Countries

In a sharp departure from reality, a U.S. energy policy spokesman revived an outdated "zombie" argument for coal during the climate talks in…

Tensions Rise as Federal Decision on Coal Protections Looms

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has proposed new protections for coal and nuclear power plants, but taxpayers and ratepayers will foot the bill.

Trump Administration Affirms Science Behind Climate Change…Now What?

Trump can ignore the new climate change report, but it provides a powerful new weapon for business leaders to deploy in support of…

When Boycotts Work: Sleeping Giants Successfully Targets Breitbart Mega Donor

Sleeping Giants recruited business for its boycott campaign against Breitbart, and the fallout is hitting Republican mega-donor Robert Mercer.

Triple Whammy For Last Remaining U.S. Coal Miners

The number of coal industry deaths rose this year, but the Trump administration appears set to relax safety rules for coal miners.

Why This Coal-Powered Electricity Company Hates the Rick Perry Power Plan

NRG has plenty of coal and nuclear electricity generation in its portfolio, but the company is no fan of Energy Secretary Rick Perry's…

Offshore Wind Giant Vestas Aims to Catapult U.S. Into Global Renewables Leadership

Despite Trump's notorious distaste for wind turbines, Vestas is determined to turbo-boost the veritable gold mine of offshore wind on the Atlantic coast,…