Renewable energy is growing rapidly in the U.S., with wind and solar industries enjoying double-digit growth each year. Part of that growth comes from more […]
When Congress gave the White House a tight 60-day deadline for approving or rejecting the controversial Keystone project, it seemed like a Christmas gift to […]
This year has something unpleasant in common with the years 1979 and 1986. In 1979, a nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania melted […]
The government organization charged with keeping nuclear power safe is having a meltdown. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission consists of five commissioners who direct the work […]
For the first time, a government study has tied contamination in drinking water to an advanced drilling technique commonly known as “fracking.” The Environmental Protection […]
We’ve heard a lot about Solyndra, a solar panel maker that went bankrupt despite lots of federal subsidies. But on Wednesday, a solar installation company […]
When Energy Secretary Steven Chu appears on Capitol Hill on Thursday to defend the Obama administration’s solar energy subsidy program, he will face questions about […]
The world would be a very different place if we could bottle up a bit of the sun here on Earth and tap that abundant […]
In the coming months, the Obama administration will decide whether to approve the Keystone pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from Canada through the […]
This is the second of two reports on plans to export U.S. coal to China. Coal producers in Wyoming and Montana are hoping new export […]
Plans are afoot to build giant new coal terminals on the West Coast to ship this lucrative commodity to China. But activists want to stop this, in part because coal produces huge amounts of carbon dioxide when it's burned. Federal climate policy is silent on this potentially large source of emissions, so the debate is happening at the local level.
New York's political titans are clashing over the future of a controversial nuclear plant north of New York City.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to close the aging Indian Point nuclear plant because of safety concerns. But the plant, which wants to extend its original licenses for another 20 years, has some powerful allies of its own.
New revelations continue to surface about the Obama administration’s handling of half a billion dollars in federal loan guarantees to the now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra. […]
A couple months ago, Jake Featheringill and his wife got robbed. It wasn’t serious. No one was home at the time, and no one got […]