Biden’s remark on wind propellers in Pittsburgh underscores climate, trade policy at 100-day mark

Perhaps it's simply speechwriters' flair, but Pittsburgh once again entered the realm of U.S. climate policy from the president's pulpit, this time during President Joe Biden's speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.

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The Exxon of green power: A Spanish company and its boss set sky-high goals

Iberdrola is a leader in wind and solar power, thanks largely to a bet its C.E.O. made 20 years ago.

DOE unveils grid plans to unlock renewables

The Biden administration announced new actions yesterday to speed an expansion of the nation's high-voltage power grids to accommodate the tide of new wind and solar power it has pledged to deliver.

Jens Stoltenberg: NATO’s climate challenge

The alliance’s secretary general on why its members must work together to adapt to rising temperatures and cut emissions.

Green stimulus plan could create 1.2m UK jobs in two years, research finds

A stimulus programme focused on green and digital infrastructure, research and development, energy and care work could create more than 1.2m jobs within two years and more than 2.7m jobs during the next decade, according to research.


The links between air pollution and long-term physical and mental health, and how renewable energy can change things

The World Health Organization estimates that outdoor ambient air pollution caused 4.2 million deaths in 2016. While many of these deaths are in low- and middle-income countries, the health effects are felt by people all around the world.


Australia has coped fairly well with the pandemic. With climate change? It’s a different story

It's almost like having a federal government utterly hostile towards electric vehicles and anything remotely connected with renewables is not a good thing.


Pennsylvania lost a quarter of its clean energy jobs in 2020. Here's a proposal to bring them back

Two new Pennsylvania bills designed to support solar jobs and the renewable energy industry could help the state's economic recovery after the pandemic, advocates say.

Saudi Arabia aims for 50% renewable energy by 2030, backs huge tree planting initiative

Saudi Arabia will generate 50% of its energy from renewables by 2030 and plant 10 billion trees in coming decades, its crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced.


Fossil fuel′s last gasp?

As more countries seek to phase in renewable energies, coal retains a firm grip in many parts of the world.


Our plastics are loaded with rare-earth materials, but how?

Some of the most precious material on earth is lurking in water bottles and other disposable plastics. What’s going on?

Shell says its oil production has peaked and is likely to decline

Europe’s largest oil and gas producer said oil production would gradually decline 1 or 2 percent annually, underscoring the company’s desire to shift to greener energy.

Biden’s curbs on new federal oil and gas drilling to fight climate change are sparking a backlash

President Biden is determined to curb America's carbon output, including oil and gas production. It's not going to come without a fight.

The battle lines are forming in Biden's climate push

The president is moving rapidly to address global warming, with unlikely allies backing him and huge hurdles, some from his own party, directly ahead.
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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

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Biden takes a run at America's glaring environmental problems. Can he succeed?

President Biden counts on a tenuous Congressional majority to dramatically alter environmental policy.

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