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transmission grid
Jeff St. John

New transmission can prevent power outages during extreme weather — and save tons of money

Transmission could have paid for itself in savings during big Texas blackout, a new report finds. But capturing that value is tricky.

New transmission can prevent power outages during extreme weather — and save tons of money
climate change
Emma Foehringer Merchant

Carbon accounting is hard. These startups want to make it easier

In the absence of policy, can the corporate community decarbonize itself?

Carbon accounting is hard. These startups want to make it easier
climate policy
David Roberts

There is no such thing as 'moderate' climate policy

Bold climate action is radical, but inaction is even more radical.

There is no such thing as 'moderate' climate policy
rolling blackouts
Emma Foehringer Merchant

As blistering heat sets in, power grids in the Western US face a new round of challenges

In California and Texas, heat waves underscore challenges for electric grids under stress made more acute by climate change.

As blistering heat sets in, power grids in the Western US face a new round of challenges
climate change
Jay Stein

Inside the industry-enviro partnership that scored a big climate win on HFCs

The US is now poised to curb use of super-climate-warming refrigerants, one of this century's most significant climate mitigation efforts.

Inside the industry-enviro partnership that scored a big climate win on HFCs
climate change
Emma Foehringer Merchant

ESB and GreenCom's heat pump pilot shows promise for balancing the grid

Ireland's government wants to install 600,000 heat pumps by 2030. That could save energy and shift consumption to times of lower grid demand.

ESB and GreenCom's heat pump pilot shows promise for balancing the grid
oil and gas
Jason Deign

Activists deal triple blow to oil sector as worries grow over pace of carbon cuts

ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell were all taken to task on the same day by activist groups pushing for stronger action on emissions.

Activists deal triple blow to oil sector as worries grow over pace of carbon cuts
carbon tax
Jason Deign

The surprising truth about the oil and gas sector’s position on a carbon tax

The industry responsible for the bulk of greenhouse gas emissions is publicly in favor of a tax on carbon.

The surprising truth about the oil and gas sector’s position on a carbon tax
climate risk
Jeff St. John

Biden administration takes aim at the financial risks of climate change

The executive order directs federal agencies to identify climate risks and set disclosure rules for private industry and finance.

Biden administration takes aim at the financial risks of climate change
decarbonization
Jeff St. John

The decarbonization gap that's splitting Colorado Democrats

A new analysis offers criticism — and potential solutions — in the battle between an incentives-based approach and demanding mandatory emissions limits.

The decarbonization gap that's splitting Colorado Democrats