City of Whitehorse corporate emissions up 40 per cent in four years due to unlikely culprit

Lower than normal snowpack has left Yukon Energy with less hydroelectricity supply for the city's rec centre, which has resorted to burning oil for power.

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How Trump grid orders ran aground

In the past two years, President Trump has issued two executive orders meant to break through obstacles to developing defenses against potentially devastating attacks on the nation's electric power networks. What happened to them?

DOE study: Solar-hydro projects could power 40% of world

Linking floating solar panels with hydropower could produce the equivalent of 40% of the world's electricity, according to a new study by researchers at the Department of Energy.

Coal generation kills 800 a year in Australia, says new report

New report finds pollution from Australia’s 22 remaining coal power plants is causing hundreds of premature deaths a year, thousands of chronic respiratory illnesses.

Australians have $16B plan to beam solar energy onto Asia's power grids

Could Australia, one of the world's biggest exporters of coal and natural gas, become a solar superpower?

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Japan ministry warns electricity industry it will miss CO2 cut target

Japan's environment ministry warned that the electricity industry, which accounts for 40% of its carbon emissions, will miss its target for cutting carbon dioxide by 2030, calling for it to take further measures.


Gabon dam development threatens fish habitat

To meet its rapidly growing energy demands, Gabon is looking to build a number of hydropower dams.

Russia’s coronavirus recovery plan has no space for renewables

While Russia stands fourth in the world for overall electricity generation, it is ranked 109th for renewables.

A national US power grid would make electricity cheaper and cleaner

Electricity is the fuel of the future. And as more and more of American life is electrified - transportation and buildings are already on their way - the electricity grid will face greater demands and will need to evolve to meet them.

Is Puerto Rico about to give another terrible energy contract to an American company?

Prepa, the island’s electric power company, and FEMA have found themselves embroiled in scandal before.

Plunging solar energy prices spell bright future for clean electricity

Solar energy has fallen in cost faster than experts predicted. How did electricity from photovoltaic panels get so cheap?

Seth Mullendore: It’s time to shut down polluting urban power plants

The link between pollution and coronavirus mortality rates makes it even more clear why we must shut down peaker power plants.

COVID-19 is changing the face of the energy business

Even once the world picks up again, the basics of the energy business will reflect the legacy of the 2020 pandemic.

Enrique Dans: In a post-pandemic world, renewable energy is the only way forward

A post-pandemic economic reconstruction based on restructuring the energy map makes sense. We know we have to do it, and we know the reason we haven't done it so far is because it challenges the interests of a powerful few.

Modeling for carbon pollution reduction proposal shows 180M ton reduction in C02

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection found it would reduce carbon emissions by 180 million tons, cause a 3 percent increase in the wholesale price of electricity, and, with or without the program, coal use will decline sharply.

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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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