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Biden's climate bet rests on a clean electricity standard

The true measure of President Biden's climate ambition is a clean electricity standard. But its passage is not within his control.

Barcelona installs Spain’s first solar energy pavement

Barcelona city council has installed Spain's first photovoltaic pavement as part of the city's drive to become carbon neutral by 2050.


Ikea to invest £3.4bn in renewable energy by 2030

Ikea plans to accelerate its investment in renewable energy by spending an extra €4bn (£3.4bn) by the end of the decade to build wind and solar farms, while fitting its stores with electric vehicle charge points.


A farmer's fight for solar reveals a U.S. land problem

The decision to build a 10-megawatt solar plant on a Massachusetts farm ignited opposition from neighbors. It shows how difficult the transition to clean energy will be.

U.S. seeks to polish tarnished reputation with new climate change pledges

The United States hopes to restore its shattered credibility when it hosts a climate change summit next week by pledging to cut its greenhouse emissions by at least half and securing agreements from allies for faster reductions, according to two sources familiar with the matter.


Health systems urged to develop green cure for fast-rising emissions

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities worldwide can prepare better for both climate change and future pandemics by adopting green technology and cutting planet-heating emissions from their operations and supply chains, health experts say.


What happens when solar power gets much, much cheaper?

The plummeting price of electricity from solar panels is one of the driving forces aiding the transition to clean energy.


Solar cars, wind farms and cactus in trouble

Test your knowledge about the ways the climate is changing - and what we can do about it.

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Power drinkers - Aussie brewer offers beer for excess solar energy

How about a cool beer in exchange for your excess solar power? That's the offer from Asahi Group's Carlton and United Breweries in Australia, serving up Victorian Bitter to households who have rooftop solar power to spare, in what the companies involved believe to be a world first.


Renewables plus batteries offer Australia the same energy security as coal, research finds

Renewable energy and batteries can secure Australia's electricity grid as effectively as coal and gas, new research suggests.


Is climate change an unstoppable freight train or a ship about to turn?

An energy historian cannot help but observe how, in hindsight, humans might have made different choices. He or she must also acknowledge that we don't have the option of redoing past decisions. Unlike the floundering golfer, we don't get mulligans.


Inside clean energy: Where can we put all those wind turbines?

Onshore wind energy could do much of the heavy lifting in a low-carbon grid, but first developers need to find places to put tens of thousands of turbines—and that may be challenging.

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Maryland Senate passes climate act by wide margin

The Maryland Senate has voted to ramp up Maryland's efforts to fight climate change over the next decade, passing a sweeping bill that calls for a massive tree planting campaign along with more electric vehicles, rooftop solar panels and energy efficient buildings.


On U.S. East Coast, has offshore wind’s moment finally arrived?

After years of false starts, offshore wind is poised to take off. Commitments by states, support from the Biden administration and billions in new investment are all contributing.

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The draw—and deadlines—of American denial

From vaccines to elections to climate change, denial is doing lasting damage to the country.

What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed.

“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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