Author Archives: Benjamin Storrow

Cars Threaten Climate Goals in Blue States

With few coal plants left to shutter, transportation is the main hurdle to meeting emissions targets

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XPRIZE Projects Aim to Convert CO2 Emissions, but Skepticism Remains

The finalists hope to transform carbon dioxide into cement, bioplastic and other useful materials

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Global CO2 Emissions Rise after Paris Climate Agreement Signed

Emissions climbed in Asia and Europe, but declined in the U.S.

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Arizona Regulators Want Renewables, Not More Natural Gas

 Surprise decision could speed transition to greener forms of energy

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So How Did Coal Really Fare in 2017?

U.S. demand was soft but exports rose significantly, to some unexpected places

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The Rocky Mountains’ Largest Glaciers Are Melting with Little Fanfare

The glaciers remain some of the least understood ice sheets in North America

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Northeast Strengthens Carbon Goals as Federal Rules Fade

Nine states announced a proposal to cut power plant emissions 30 percent between 2021 and 2030

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Will the U.S. Ever Build Another Big Coal Plant?

The coal industry is contracting as plants retire and utilities replace them with natural gas and renewables

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Can Offshore Wind Power Revive U.S. Ports?

Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Maryland are all eyeing up manufacturing and maintenance businesses that would support wind energy

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Nevada Boosts Solar Power, Reversing Course

Can the state’s “net metering” law serve as a national model for integrating rooftop solar into the grid?

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Governors Face Pressure to Distance Themselves from Trump on Climate

Republican governors in blue and purple states are confronting a gulf between Trump and voters frustrated with his decision on the Paris accord

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Governors Pledge Climate Action in Face of Possible Paris Withdrawal

However, states cannot be expected to lead international efforts to tackle global warming

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Republican Governors Urge White House to Stay in Climate Pact

The governors of Massachusetts and Vermont say their states are already feeling the brunt of climate change

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The Rise of Wind Power in Texas

Wind’s competitiveness in the Lone Star State has been helped by the expansion of transmission capacity and market reforms

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Coal Will Walk A Ledge in 2017

Rising prices and demand will heighten the fight between coal and natural gas for market share

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