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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Report offers Biden framework for a clean energy standard

President Biden's climate team is searching now for the right design for a clean energy standard — an essential pathway toward his far-reaching clean energy goals — making the definition a high-stakes question.


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.

Farhad Manjoo: The wind and solar boom is here

The world is adopting renewable sources of power much faster than experts thought possible.

ACT government to investigate impact of climate change policy on electricity grid

The ACT government is set to investigate how Canberra's electricity network could be affected by the territory's climate change policies.


Climate change will have 'far-reaching' impacts on electric grid, watchdog says

Climate change will have "far-reaching" impacts on the electric grid that could cost billions of dollars, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office.


February's temper tantrum: Bitter end to winter part of worrisome trend in Nebraska

Climate scientists don't agree on what, if any, role global warming might be playing in a harsh end to winter. Arctic outbreaks of this year's severity occur naturally but are fairly uncommon.


Texas grid crisis exposes environmental justice rifts

While the height of Texas' blackouts left more than 4 million homes and businesses without power, some experts say low-income areas and communities of color bore the brunt of much of the crisis.

Dominion SC plans to retire coal plants by 2030 but would mostly rely on natural gas

After a state commission told Dominion to rework a prior plan, the utility now says it can remove all its coal power from South Carolina within the decade.

Utilities say lessons from historic storm will have to wait, as scientists, politicians eye climate change

By most accounts, it's been 60 years since Oregon saw a storm that damaged the power grid to the degree ice and snow battered the Portland region this weekend.


The true cost of energy monopolies

Duke Energy’s influence in North Carolina goes well beyond the electricity bill.

Iowa capital adopts first-of-a-kind clean energy plan

Iowa's capital has adopted what is thought to be the strongest clean electricity goal of any U.S. city — to run on renewable energy around the clock by 2035.

Biden will fight climate change like no US president has before

Joe Biden is preparing to deal with climate change in a way no US president has done before—by mobilizing his entire administration to take on the challenge from every angle in a strategic, integrated way.


BlackRock’s list of climate commitments just got longer

The world's largest asset manager kicked off 2020 by laying out a list of climate pledges. Over the last year, though, critics were less than impressed with how BlackRock delivered on its rhetoric.


The invisible waste behind our laptops and smartphones

We tend to focus on household garbage as a measure of our ecological footprints. But what about the waste and pollution that is generated to make the stuff we buy?
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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

LISTEN: The allure of regenerative agriculture

"Every being is the full expression of themselves."

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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