Will Oklahoma disrupt Biden's 100% clean energy goal?

Reaching President Biden's goal of 100% clean electricity by 2035 would require a massive shift away from fossil fuels across the U.S. - including in red states.

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Indian Point nuclear plant reaches a contentious end

Few topics divide clean energy advocates as much as the role of nuclear power.


Battle over Suncor oil refinery intensifies as state weighs permit renewal, metro Denver residents demand closure

Metro Denver residents testifying in public hearings demanded closure of the problem-plagued Suncor Energy oil refinery, urging Colorado health officials not to renew the refinery's outdated operating permits that allow air pollution.


Power switch: Solar is heating up in the Ohio Valley

As area policy makers take varied approaches to solar, advocates argue that a decentralized grid could make electricity more democratic. 

White House says clean energy standards work. Is that true?

Members of the Biden administration said in recent weeks that clean electricity standards similar to what is being proposed nationally have a successful track record at the state level. But timeline challenges with the standards and environmental pushback in some locations are raising questions whether the plans work as intended.

Will Toor: Clean energy is the road forward to Colorado jobs and economic recovery, not just clean air

Looking at the cost of closing Colorado's coal-fired power plants is a bit like considering the replacement of an old car.


Paris climate agreement overlooks wood pellet loophole

With the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement, and with governments across the country evaluating how they can cut carbon emissions, a question remains about one contentious "carbon neutral" energy source: wood pellets.

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Some straight talk about renewables and reliability

A former watchdog for Texas' grid operator speaks out on legislation that would penalize wind and solar.


Mine workers' leader wants to save last coal jobs as Biden tackles climate

“People in Appalachia believe that there'll be the second coming of the Lord before they see a ‘just transition,’” Cecil Roberts said.

Pittsburgh plans to expand the number of public, private charging stations for electric vehicles

In a 37-page study, the city has set goals of 200 charging stations on city property and 2,000 on private property by 2030.


Utilities mobilize as clean energy standards get traction

Clean electricity standard proposals are getting attention from high-profile players in energy and advocacy, as lobbying ramps up ahead of a congressional push on climate policy.

Pennsylvania lost a quarter of its clean energy jobs in 2020. Here's a proposal to bring them back

Two new Pennsylvania bills designed to support solar jobs and the renewable energy industry could help the state's economic recovery after the pandemic, advocates say.

White House adviser led grassroots N.J. clean energy fights

Included in President Biden's $2.2 trillion infrastructure package is a call to establish an energy efficiency and clean electricity standard. But the administration hasn't revealed much about what the standard might look like.

Yukon election 2021: where the parties stand on climate and energy

With a territorial election race under way, here's where the three major parties stand on climate, land use planning and clean energy.


White House climate advisor sees a path to clean energy through coal country

President Biden's National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy says she wants to act on climate and to help those communities left behind.
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