As the world's largest carbon emitter, home to 1.4 billion people and a still-expanding economy, China's strategy for cutting emissions could be the most important factor in whether countries are able to prevent irreversible and catastrophic damage to the Earth.
Insurance, a basic necessity for any business, is becoming increasingly expensive for some coal and oil sands companies. That's because a growing number of insurers are refusing to underwrite companies involved with producing or transporting the most emissions-intensive fossil fuels.
In places like Texas and West Virginia, unions are having some tough conversations about the future of fossil fuels – and finding new ways to support workers transitioning from oil and coal to cleaner jobs.
President Biden’s blueprint for getting 40 percent of the nation’s electricity from solar power by 2035 depends on development of a device that would take the place of fossil fuel plants in setting the heartbeat of power grids, experts say.
Environmental groups submitted rulemaking petitions to the Environmental Quality Board asking the Board to adopt regulation changes requiring full-cost bonding to cover the costs of plugging conventional and unconventional oil and gas wells.