Trent Zimmerman and Philip Dunne: Investing in coal power would be an expensive mistake

The UK has enormous capacity to increase its energy supply from offshore wind. Australia too has vast potential for wind and solar power.

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Using hydrogen fuel risks locking in reliance on fossil fuels, researchers warn

Electrification of cars and home boilers best choice to fight the climate crisis, say scientists

Amid danger signs, a global energy leader finds reason for hope

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, talks with Yale Environment 360 about the yawning gap between vows to cut carbon output and reality, his agency’s road map for slashing emissions, and why the clean-energy revolution could soon become unstoppable.

The lithium gold rush: Inside the race to power electric vehicles

A race is on to produce lithium in the United States, but competing projects are taking very different approaches to extracting the vital raw material. Some might not be very green.

Using hydrogen fuel risks locking in reliance on fossil fuels, researchers warn

Using hydrogen-based fuels for cars and home heating risks locking in a dependency on fossil fuels and failing to tackle the climate crisis, according to a new analysis.


Former Hazelwood coke works being considered for green manufacturing plant

The former LTV Coke Works in Hazelwood is one of the sites under consideration for a manufacturing plant being proposed by Nexii Building Solutions, a Canada-based green technology company.


Maine fishing interests seek total ban on offshore wind energy

A Republican-backed bill to prohibit all future offshore wind development in the state faces an uphill battle, with Democrats in control.

Big solar eyes old power plants in congested Midwest grid

Small communities that host huge, aging power plants in states like Iowa and Minnesota have become hot properties for solar developers seeking valuable access to the region's transmission grid.

Leaked docs: Gas industry secretly fights electrification

A large utility in the Northeast urged a coalition of 15 gas companies to oppose a growing movement to electrify home heating and cooling systems. Natural gas faces the "fight of its life," one document said.

The controversial future of nuclear power in the U.S.

As the climate crisis worsens, the discussion intensifies over what role nuclear power should play in fighting it.

Greenland’s rare-earth election

A vote last month answered an important question about the world’s largest island.

Blustery bank holiday helps windfarms set new clean energy record

Great Britain's windfarms set a new clean energy record on Monday after the blowy bank holiday weather helped onshore and offshore wind turbines make up almost half of the electricity system.


Uganda embraces the power of solar street lights

Jinja City in Uganda is the latest city in sub-Saharan Africa to embrace the cost savings and environmental benefits of solar-powered street illumination. 

Power switch: Solar is heating up in the Ohio Valley

As area policy makers take varied approaches to solar, advocates argue that a decentralized grid could make electricity more democratic. 

Local ‘clean’ manufacturers hint at tactics Biden might use to move sector into sustainable future

Some western Pa. companies have been preparing for a low-carbon future. They show how businesses could take advantage of support for renewable power, waste reduction, and sustainable products.
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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

LISTEN: The allure of regenerative agriculture

"Every being is the full expression of themselves."

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

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.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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