Biden's proposed tenfold increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

A decade ago, solar power was a tiny sliver of the US energy supply. Today it’s expanding rapidly – and the Biden administration wants to make it much, much bigger.
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Water crisis threatens over 12 million people in Syria and Iraq

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.


When it comes to electricity, Pennsylvanians have lots of options. Experts say to do your homework

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.

How the Mekong River is turning into a new flashpoint in Indo-Pacific

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.

Don Grant: Make a major dent in the climate crisis by targeting the 'super polluters'

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.

Richard D. Kauzlarich: Climate goals and renewable deployment need competitive electricity markets

As the U.S. joins the rest of the world in fighting climate change, it will be critically important that power generators continue integrating renewable energy into their portfolios.

Clean electricity standard carries $1.8T upside — study

A national clean electricity standard would save thousands of lives and yield other health and climate benefits that would outweigh the policy's costs, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

How Dems still might get a clean electricity standard

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.

Yes, we can electrify almost everything. Here’s what that looks like

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?

Documents reveal natural gas chaos in Texas blackouts

Texas' electricity leaders were deeply focused on natural gas shortages days before blackouts crippled the state in February and plunged the state's power industry into chaos.

New e-bike program aims to reduce traffic and air pollution in the City of Vancouver

A new pilot program aiming to replace trucks with electric bikes on the final leg of a delivery route, is being implemented in Vancouver.

Lewis Milford and Abbe Ramanan: Outages and outrages - the fossil fuel industry exploits blackout fears

In a hotter world, we can expect more power outages — both from surging demand and from climate-driven disasters. The question is, how can we protect vulnerable people when the power goes out?

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.

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.
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The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

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