Environmentalists are already hoping that the Senate tackles both energy and climate change this fall, rather than simply dealing with the clean energy bits (which are popular) and punting on the climate-change stuff (which isn’t so popular).
The U.S. will need to expand and modernize its outdated power transmission grid to incorporate more renewable energy sources, but balkanized ownership and regulation are going to make that process slow and difficult, according to a new Duke University analysis.
The Climate Post is a weekly roundup of climate news, produced by the The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University.
Part I of a two-part series on the development of electric energy storage, starting with the storage we need and continuing Part II on Aug. 31 with a look at the technologies and the political challenges they face.
Barack Obama might be the most powerful man in the world, but he faces tough opposition from all sides over climate-change legislation
Alfred Hitchcock filled his movies with suspense by picking some object of life-or-death consequence--microfilm, documents, uranium-filled wine bottles--and setting his characters in pursuit. The great director had a nickname for this plot-driver: the MacGuffin. The funny thing is, as long as his characters found the MacGuffin something to kill for, Hitchcock never particularly cared what the consequences were.
New forests would spread across the American landscape, replacing both pasture and farm fields, under a congressional plan to confront climate change, an Environmental Protection Agency analysis shows.
Legislature struggled to respond to opposing needs of a not quite urban, not quite rural constituency.
Buying carbon offset credits has become one of the hottest ways for corporations, government agencies, cities, and well-to-do individuals to build enviro cred. From Coldplay planting trees to cover their airline travel to Intel subsidizing wind farms, these offsets allow the polluting parties to pay others to make their carbon reductions for them.
The American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), which narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives in June, would require compliance from only a small portion of businesses, concentrated in the manufacturing center. Such regulation would cover the vast majority of U.S. carbon pollution, according to a new policy brief from the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University.