Millions of people in Syria and Iraq are at risk of losing access to water, electricity, and food amid rising temperatures, record low water levels due to lack of rainfall, and drought, international aid groups have warned.
Pennsylvanians can choose their electric provider — and skyrocketing bills in Texas a few months ago hit home for some people here. The state utility commission says consumer protections are in place in the commonwealth.
Experts view the South China Sea as the most probable area of conflict in Asia. Their attention now has also turned to the Mekong River, where the economic and environmental stakes are arguably much higher.
New evidence suggests that society could make tremendous progress towards reducing carbon emissions simply by targeting a small set of power plants responsible for the lion's share of electricity-based carbon pollution.
The clean electricity standard, which would mandate that 80% of the electric power come from carbon-free sources, is considered the linchpin of Biden's climate goals. But because Biden attached the proposal to his infrastructure plan, it faces a tenuous future.
Many scenarios for averting the worst effects of climate change involve electrifying just about everything that now runs on fossil fuels, and shifting to an electricity system that runs mostly on wind and solar. Can this be done reliably and with existing technologies?
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.
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.