Promise or peril? Importing hydropower to fuel the clean energy transition

U.S. states hope to tap Canada’s network of large dams to meet low-carbon goals, but do better options exist closer to home?
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Senate Democrats map out climate change strategy

Senate Democrats have released a more than 200 page climate plan that they're billing as a roadmap for what they'll do if they can take back the majority after this year's election.

The coal industry isn’t going anywhere — yet

Surprisingly, the climate-threatening industry is still in a growth mode in some parts of the world. Will that change fast enough to save the planet?

How removing one Maine dam 20 years ago changed everything

The removal of the Edwards Dam on Maine’s Kennebec River helped river conservationists reimagine what’s possible.

‘Nero drilling while Rome burns’: U.S. oil and gas production soars in Trump’s second year

Experts warn that the rush for new oil and gas drilling will have consequences for the climate, but there are ways to slow it down — or even stop it.

National Parks at risk from Trump administration’s energy agenda

Experts fear oil and gas development could permanently damage millions of acres of ecologically and culturally important public lands.

Energy investors to Pittsburgh: if you want to save the environment—think about how to make money

The best way to make environmental impact, according to one top equity advisor, is to stop talking about it. Be ruthless about earning money from energy efficiency, and the environmental benefits will follow; good intentions and wanting to appear sustainable are getting in the way of getting results, he said.


British sun beats natural gas to provide most electricity

Britain got a glimpse of its green future as the sun provided more power to households than any other energy source over a rare, sunny holiday weekend.

Study: Money trumps morals for getting customers to save energy

A University of Chicago study compared dynamic pricing to text messages that encouraged energy conservation.

Blockchain companies take aim at clean energy transaction costs

An Australian blockchain firm and Chicago startup partner on a project involving Northwestern University buildings.

Powerful investors push big companies to plan for climate change

This spring, Wall Street seems more accepting of climate science as shareholders demand plans to reduce risks.

Get ready, power generators: Summer in Texas is your ‘Superbowl’

Get ready for summer in Texas, power producers. According to one federal energy regulator, it’s going to be your time to shine.

Residents urge DEP to deny Mariner East pipeline construction changes; unions argue for approval

The meeting had been called to allow the public to comment specifically onplans by Sunoco to change its construction method at two sites on East Swedesford Road and North Pottstown Pike in West Whiteland Township.


The war on coal is making the world’s top mine owners a lot richer

The world’s war on coal is making its biggest producers a lot richer, at least for now.
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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

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Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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